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As kin watched news, they learnt of youth's death


MUMBAI: Tapendra Singh Lohar (28) had returned to Mumbai on Wednesday after spending every week in his hometown in Nepal, which he had visited to drop his younger sister. He left his Wadala home on Thursday morning for his south Mumbai office however didn't go back home within the evening. The family learnt of his dying on tv whilst observing the scoop about the bridge collapse at CSMT.

Lohar worked as an office boy with a private firm. He had been employed in Mumbai for seven to eight years and had brought alongside his spouse to Mumbai when they got married three years ago. "He was the oldest in the family. He left behind his mother, a sister, a younger brother who works in a Mumbai hotel, his wife and a two-year-old daughter," stated Apsara, his sister in-law. Lohar was some of the six people who had been beaten to dying when the bridge collapsed on Thursday evening.


She stated, "He was a jolly guy whose life would revolve around his family, especially his daughter. We were having dinner and watching TV when all of sudden a name, Tapendra Singh, appeared on the TV screen as one of the dead people. We called up Lohar's house and asked them to try his number. Although his phone kept ringing, there was no response and we got worried. We all left and went to the Cama Hospital, G T Hospital and finally got to know that his body was at St George Hospital. The body was handed over to us around 12pm on Friday."




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