Andheri bridge collapse: 36-year-old Asmita Katkar passes away in Cooper hospital

Asmita Katkar breathed her last around 06:32 pm. She had slipped into a coma two days ago

Andheri bridge collapse: 36-year-old Asmita Katkar passes away in Cooper hospital

On Tuesday morning, around 7:30 am, a part of the Gokhale bridge collapsed on the railway tracks between Andheri and Vile Parle station. Unfortunately, there were five people who were present on the bridge when it collapsed. Out of five people who were injured, Asmita Katkar suffered grave injuries. Doctors at Cooper hospital that she had slipped into a coma and was in a critical condition.

On July 7, 2018, after battling for her life for five days, Katkar breathed her last around 06:32 pm, confirmed Rajesh Sukhdeve, Medical Superintendent of Cooper Hospital.

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When the incident took place, Katkar was returning home after dropping her son to the school.

Katkar’s relatives were worried when she did not return home. When they switched on the TV, they saw the Andheri bridge collapse news and realised that Katkar might have been trapped under the debris. Her brother - Sanjay Gavas - reached the site and informed Mumbai fire brigade and NDRF officials to look out for her sister.

Katkar had slipped into a vegetative stage after suffering multiple injuries on the body, brain hemorrhage, spine injuries.

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Besides Katkar, four others were shifted to Cooper Hospital. Injured Manoj Mehta (52) who too fell from a height suffered a back injury and internal injuries. He is being treated at Nanavati Hospital and is said to be in a critical condition. Others injured, Dwarkaprasad Sharma (47) and Harish Koli (45) were shifted to the general ward and another injured Girdhari Singh (40) was shifted to the SICU ward.

36-year-old Asmita Katkar is a Sawantwadi resident and worked as a domestic help in Andheri. She is survived by her husband Lahu Katkar, who is an autorickshaw driver and her 6-year-old son Siddhesh.

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