Maharashtra Landslide: A woman in her 50s reportedly died midway while reaching the state-run hospital. She was being carried on her husband’s shoulder. According to reports, the elderly man found no other way of transportation where he lived and as the last resort he had to carry his wife barefoot on his shoulders.
Officials stated that the ambulance couldn’t reach them because of the road blockage due to the severe rains and landslides. Though after the incident went viral, the officials were able to clear one of the road by afternoon, as per reports.
Shildibai, a woman in her 50s resided in a village called Chandsaili, up in the forested hills of Nandurbar. She was reportedly unwell a few days prior to her death. On Wednesday, she complained of stomach ache that is when her husband decided to take her to the hospital.
Maharashtra | Elderly man in Nandurbar was forced to carry his ailing wife on shoulders as a road was closed due to heavy rainfall. The woman died on the way to hospital.
"Ambulance was stuck due to landslide & she couldn't reach hospital in time," says Mahesh Patil, SDM (08.09) pic.twitter.com/2yaPIDCXRS
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Her husband, Aadlya Padvi, is reported to be 65 years of age. He couldn’t find any medium of transport due to the road blockade. After his unfruitful efforts of finding transport, he decided to carry his wife on his shoulder. As he was walking to the hospital in Nandurbar barefoot, he realised that his wife Shildibai had passed away.
By the roadside, the elderly man was reportedly found weeping over his wife’s body by another villager. He took pictures of the tragic incident and posted them online from where it became viral. District administration officials, local police and a disaster management team rushed to the spot and started removing the landslide debris from the road.
After the team started clearing the debris, one side of the road was open for vehicular movement by afternoon. Mahesh Patil who is the SDM of that area said, “Ambulance was stuck due to landslide & she couldn’t reach hospital in time. (sic)”
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