A 33-year-old woman died and a senior citizen suffered injuries after a chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling of their house at a chawl (row tenements) in Kalwa.

According to the civic official, the incident took place on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

Subodh Thanekar, assistant municipal commissioner – Kalwa, said, “Chandrika Kunju was grievously injured when the chunk of concrete fell from the ceiling. She was taken to a hospital, where she died during treatment.”

The civic official added that four members of her family were in the house at the time of the accident.

“A 65-year-old woman who suffered injuries is being treated at the hospital,” said an official from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

Yasin Tadvi, chief of the TMC`s Disaster Management Cell, said, “The single-storey chawl is 23 years old and has 13 tenements. The chawl has several cracks and is in a dangerous condition.”

Meanwhile, in another incident in Dombivali, a 5-year-old boy collapsed while playing on the premises of the housing society where he lived and died in Dombivali.

The child, a KG student, went to the play area of their residential complex in Dombivali on Tuesday while his mother waited outside, the official said.

After some time, the boy fell unconscious inside the play area. He was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead, said the official from the Manpada police station.

The police sent the body for a post-mortem.

According to the police, a case of accidental death has been registered. Cops were questioning the two caretakers who were present in the play area at the time of the incident,” the police said.

(with inputs from PTI)

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