Hyderabad: 4 of 12 students who fell off escalator ahead of ‘Gandhi’ admitted to hospital

Hyderabad: Twelve school students were injured after a mishap while using the escalator in Hyderabad. They were at a multiplex in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills for a screening of the 1982 film Gandhi.

The students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School were at RK Cineplex in Banjara Hills to watch Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi on Thursday. They were injured after falling off a moving escalator and were shifted to a branch of Apollo Hospitals.

Telangana government is screening the movie at several theatres as part of the statewide celebrations to mark 75 years of India’s Independence.

Soon after the news became viral, the vice principal of the school S Venkatalakshmi informed parents of students who had gone to the multiplex to see the film that the students were all safe. Asking the parent not to panic, she informed that ten students had minor injuries and were totally safe.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi who visited the students who were being treated at Apollo Hospitals shared in a tweet on Thursday afternoon stating that while eight students were discharged, four students were admitted to the hospital. 

She tweeted, “Visited students getting treated at Apollo hospitals due to an unfortunate mishap during their visit to RK Cinemax in Banjara Hills. They are doing well now. Discussed with principal & parents of the injured. All of them are safe. 8 childrens got discharged & 4 admitted.”

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