Toddler dies after falling from metro escalator

Toddler dies after falling from metro escalator

A toddler who fell from the escalator in Srirampura metro station yesterday succumbed to her injuries on Monday morning.

The toddler, who suffered severe head injuries, was brought to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health on Sunday night.

According to doctors, her heart was beating when she was brought to the hospital though she wasn't breathing. The child’s pupils had dilated and she suffered multiple heart attacks. She succumbed to her injuries at 9:30 am on Monday.

Sources at the Srirampura station revealed to DH that the incident happened at around 8:00 pm. The child was seen profusely bleeding and was rushed immediately to the KC General Hospital for treatment.

“A child aged about 2 years fell down from the escalator at around 8:15 pm. The child fell to the ground level and the relative of the girl rushed her to KC General hospital. The child has been shifted to NIMHANS for further treatment,” acknowledging the incident, a BMRCL spokesperson said.

Contrary to the govt’s stand on the importance of golden hour treatment, the baby girl could not be treated at NIMHANS as there were no spare ventilators available.

Subsequently, the girl was shifted to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health for further treatment.