ELDERLY WOMAN TRIPS ON A BROKEN TILE, BREAKS HER HIP
A 60-year-old woman broke her hip after falling to the ground at Tallayapalem Pushkar ghat on Friday after she tripped over a broken tile on the ghat steps.
Devi of Chandramoulinagar of Guntur had reached Tallayapalem along with her family members. A tile on the ghat was dislodged when Devi stepped on it. She lost her balance and fell.
The elderly lady complained of severe pain and medical team on the ghat provided preliminary treatment. The doctors, suspecting fracture, rushed her to the GGH at Guntur.
DEVAKI DEWI An elderly pilgrim
slipped and fell on the footsteps at the bathing ghat in Tallayapalem because of the uneven tiles. My knee was broken
Following the incident, officials at the ghat pressed a mason into service to fix the tile.
The pilgrims are alleging substandard work in ghat construction. They alleged that not only the tiles, even the cement used to construct the ghats was of low quality.