Madhya Pradesh: Miraculous escape for Kamal Nath, others as hospital lift plunges to basement | Indore News – Times of India

INDORE: Former chief minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president Kamal Nath and some senior state Congress leaders had a miraculous escape after the elevator of a private hospital failed to take the load of passengers and plunged towards the basement on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the incident.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern over the incident while Indore collector Manish Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the matter.
On learning about the incident, Chouhan spoke to Kamal Nath and inquired about his well-being.
Nath, who was in Indore to meet the party workers ahead of civic body polls, had reached the hospital situated at LIG Square to meet ailing former minister and senior party leader Rameshwar Patel. Nath was accompanied by former ministers – Jitu Patwari, Sajjan Singh Verma, Vishal Patel and other senior party leaders in the elevator.
“The elevator is meant for 6-7 people, but around 14 people got in, resulting in overload. Due to the weight, it ‘tilted’ a few inches prompting the liftman to take it to the basement” former MLA Satyanarayan Patel told media-persons, adding that no one sustained any injury. “After coming out from the elevator at the basement, all the dignitaries including Kamal Nathji took stairs to reach the third floor, where my father is admitted,” he said.
After meeting the patient, Nath and other senior party leaders left. On learning about the incident, ASP Rajesh Raghuwanshi reached the spot. He however refused to react to the incident.
Later, MPCC media coordinator Narendra Saluja released a press note claiming that the elevator plunged 10 feet down, which is a big lapse in security and action should be taken against hospital administration after an investigation in the matter. “The hospital has been recently constructed. In an elevator of it, former CM Kamal Nath ji and other party leaders were going to the third floor when it plunged down 10 feet. The elevator was filled with dust while the doors had got locked. It could be opened after 10-15 minutes,” Saluja claimed.

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