Mumbai Girl Dies After Bathroom Geyser Emits Carbon Monoxide

The teen was found unconscious in her bathroom with the right side of her body scalded due to hot water.

Published15 Jan 2020, 04:36 AM IST
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A 15-year-old girl died in a freak mishap on Sunday, 5 January, in Mumbai's Borivali area of carbon monoxide poisoning after oxygen levels in her bathroom dropped due to emission from a geyser.

The teen, Dhruvi Gohil was having a bath in the morning in her Borivali West flat when the incident happened, an official said.

“Her parents noticed she was taking a lot of time and started knocking on the bathroom door. When they did not get an answer, they broke the door and found Dhruvi lying unconscious, with the right side of her body scalded due to hot water.”

“She fell unconscious after breathing carbon monoxide emitted from a bathroom geyser. Scant oxygen supply in the bathroom affected her brain and caused convulsions.” Dr Vivek Chaurasia of Mangalmoorti Hospital in Gorai where the teen was being treated.
Dr Vivek Chaurasia, Mangalmoorti Hospital, Gorai

She was on ventilator support and died on 10 January, which also happened to be her birthday.

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