- A 27-year-old, Mounika, was crushed with a piece of concrete that fell from the Hyderabad metro rail pillar and two others were mildly injured
- She was rushed to the hospital by the Hyderabad Metro Rail officials where she died during treatment
- Following the incident, many passersby staged a protest against the officials’ negligence. An investigation was set up to check all the other metro lines to make sure that no other track had cracks or a weak structure.
- An inquiry has been opened up by the local police to further investigate the matter
A 27-year-old, Mounika, was crushed under a metro pillar in Hyderabad. She was travelling with her cousin sister to admit her to a hostel, in Amarpeet, the busiest stations in the city. Amarpeet is busy because this is the junction where MMTS and the metro line crisscross.
According to officials, a piece of concrete from pillar number A-1053 fell on the girl’s head from a height of 9 meters. she suffered a fatal injury on her head and was rushed to the nearby hospital by the Metro Rail officials. She, unfortunately, died on the table during operation.
She had been married approximately one and half years back and hailed from Mancherial, Telangana. Her husband, L Harsh issued a statement that his late wife and her cousin had taken the metro from Kukatpally at 2:30 the same day to go to Amarpeet in search of hostels.
Two others were slightly injured but managed to get away. The passerby who witnessed the whole situation staged an impromptu protest blaming the officials for negligence and demanded immediate actions. Following the incident, the officials began checking the other stations for similar cracks which may signify weakened structure. An FIR has been issued to investigate the situation further.