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Posted at: Nov 10, 2018, 2:02 AM; last updated: Nov 10, 2018, 2:02 AM (IST)

Hit by cracker, NRI woman loses eye

Hit by cracker, NRI woman loses eye

Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, November 9

Post-Diwali, the news of deteriorating air quality index (AQI) in cities, fire-related incidents and injuries, particularly in the eyes, are coming out from every corner of the country.

In Jainpur, a village in Balachaur tehsil, Lovedeep Kaur Gill, an NRI, lost her right eyesight when a rocket hit her eye on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred when a firecracker, which came from nearby fields hit her eye. She was admitted to Sandhu Hospital here from where she was referred to Thind Eye Hospital in Jalandhar.

Gurinderjit Singh, husband of the victim, while talking to The Tribune, said they came to India, along with the family, after four years to celebrate Diwali.

He said he never thought that the Diwali celebrations would turn scary for them.

Dr Jaswant Thind of Thind Eye Hospital, who is treating her, said: “Those bursting crackers and onlookers have to be careful.”

He said: “People in a mood to enjoy the festivity always forget to adopt certain safety measures. Those bursting crackers should remember that a single mistake of theirs can risk someone’s life.”

“People should make sure that they were standing at a safe place,” he added.

Around 11 persons, including a three-year-old boy, sustained injuries across Jalandhar on Diwali night.

Till now, 10 cases have been reported to Thind Eye Hospital. Of which, eight suffered minor injuries, while two were critically injured. Two burn injuries were also reported at Bath Hospital. However, no injury was reported at the Civil Hospital.

11 persons sustain injuries

Around 11 persons, including a three-year-old boy, sustained injuries across Jalandhar on Diwali night. Till now, 10 cases have been reported to Thind Eye Hospital. Of which, eight suffered minor injuries, while two were critically injured. Two burn injuries were also reported at Bath Hospital. However, no injury was reported at the Civil Hospital.

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