A BJP parliamentarian from Gujarat was injured when she fell into a sewage drain in a freak accident in Jamnagar on Monday, officials said.
The MP from Jamnagar, Poonamben Maadam, received injuries on her head, shoulder and foot when she fell into the 8-feet deep drain while talking to municipal officials over a drive to remove encroachers in Gujarat’s fifth biggest city. She has now been airlifted to Mumbai.
According to her doctor S Maheshwari, the leader suffered a 4-inch deep gash on her head besides injuries on her shoulder and foot.
“…her condition is stable, her vitals normal, and she is conscious and there is nothing to worry about. She will be able to go home earliest by tomorrow morning,” he said at the hospital where she was being treated.
Maadam had gone to the Jalaram slum on Indira Marg in Jamnagar to take stock of a demolition drive taking place there. The incident captured on video, shows Maadam surrounded by people and talking to an official. Then the ground caves, swallowing her and some others who were standing around her.
A footage showed people rushing to help the MP, in a yellow dress, lying on her back in the drain.
Maadam had been rushed to a hospital and sources have said she has sustained fractures and head injuries from the fall.