2 Jan 2017

Fireman who suffered burns while rescuing bird dies

Mumbai: A fireman, who had sustained serious burn injuries while rescuing a bird near Mumbai Central Railway Station, died during the course of treatment, a fire official said on Sunday.

Rajendra Bhojne of Byculla fire station died at the National Burns Centre in Airoli at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, the official said.
Bhojne and two other fire personnel, Sanjay Kalbhere and Dinesh Sabankar, were trying to rescue a bird that was entangled in wires near Mahalaxmi Race Course on December 10. They were injured after they came in contact with a railway high tension cable nearby. They were initially admitted to a private hospital, but given the severity of their injuries, they were shifted to the National Burns Centre, police said.

According to the doctors at the burns centre, the three had suffered varying degree of burns on their hands and faces, as well as their respiratory tracts.
Source - The Hindu

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