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Woman dies after concrete slab of Metro rail falls on her

A 24-year-old woman was killed in Hyderabad after a concrete slab from the metro station fell on her on Sunday.

The incident happened at Ameerpet metro station of Hyderabad metro rail when the concrete slab from a surface wall of the station fell off on her, according to NVS Reddy, the MD of Hyderabad metro rail.

“The sharp edge of the piece fell on a young lady’s head from about 9 meters height and she, unfortunately, succumbed to the head injury while she was being taken to a nearby hospital,” said Reddy.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Monica, a resident of KPHB of Hyderabad. She was a housewife and her husband is a TCS employee.

The metro authority said it will pay adequate compensation to the victim’s family. However, no comments were made by the metro authority over the poor maintenance of the station.

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