Compensation announced for injured in foot overbridge collapse

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday evening visited the injured in the hospitals.   The government has constituted a team of experts led by Retired DG (CPWD) H.S. Dogra and a professor from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to look into the cause of failure and suggest remedial measures. The team has been asked to submit its report within a fortnight, a Delhi government release mentioned.

A total of 27 labourers, five of whom are reported to be in a critical condition, were injured in the accident.  While 23 of the injured are being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), another four were taken to the Safdurjung Hospital.

"Four of the labourers are critical. Two have suffered grievous head injuries and are battling for their lives. One of them is suffering from a deep neck and abdominal injury. The condition of the other two with chest injuries has improved," said M.C. Mishra, Chief Medical Officer of the AIIMS Trauma Centre.

The condition of the labourers taken to Safdarjung Hospital is now stable.  "The patients are stable now, none of them are critical," the hospital's Chief Medical Officer Ranjan Kumar Wadhwa told IANS.  Admitted to the orthopaedic department, the injured are reported to have suffered multiple fractures.

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