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Woman Escapes Branch Fall Major Injury

A 54-year-old woman is lucky to be not seriously injured after a tree branch fell on her while she was watching the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival float procession last Saturday. Gyan
25 Aug 2014 21:16
Woman Escapes Branch Fall Major Injury
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A 54-year-old woman is lucky to be not seriously injured after a tree branch fell on her while she was watching the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival float procession last Saturday.

Gyan Chand and her family were part of the crowd enjoying watching the float procession near Albert Park when the tree branch fell on her. The tree is located a few metres along Southern Cross Road when entering from Queen Elizabeth Drive.

“We were standing around the tree with many people then suddenly the tree branch fell,” Mrs Chand’s daughter Ronita Gosai said.

“My mother fell to the ground and she began to bleed from the head. She is now in stable condition but this type of accident could have been avoided if the city council was aware of these things.”

Suva City Council’s chief executive officer Bijay Chand said there was an insurance policy in the council that covered such accidents.

“An investigation will be conducted and if the council is found to be liable to the accident, then it is required to compensate the victim,” he said.

Mrs Chand was admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Ward but was later discharged yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, another tree at Ratu Cakobau Road also fell on and smashed a car last Friday night.

Ms Gosai believes the Suva City Council should look at this matter in the future.

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