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4-year-old girl survives fall from 5th floor in Thane

PTI 17 Jun 2012, 20:09:12 IST
Mumbai, June 17 : Siya, a four-year-old girl fell from the fifth floor flat of their building on June 6 and survived, though her spinal column broke, and she sustained grievous injuries.
On Saturday, she was discharged from Fortis Hospital in Mulund.
The girl was playing near the window box grill of her flat in Charai, thane (West), when suddenly a rod  broke and the girl plunged below.
Luckily, her fall was broke by the barbed wire on the compound wall. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent treatment, says a Times of India report.
Siya's mother Vaishali and father Deepak Satara can't believe their daughter could survive the fall.
Siya studies in junior kindergarten.  Says Vaishali : "I and my mother-in-law were in the hall when Siya and two neighbourhood kids were playing in the box grill. At around 3 pm, I asked the two children to go home to catch some sleep.
"I was near the door when I heard my daughter scream. I found no trace of her near the grill. to my horror, I found, she had fallen through the broken grill.
Siya was lucky that she didn't suffer a brain injury.Only her spinal column broke, but the spinal cord that is connected to the brain wasnt affected, said Dr Jesal Sheth.