Woman dies after glass shard pierces her stomach

A 45-year-old woman, Beena, died after a splinter from a broken glass door at the entrance of a bank pierced her stomach on Monday.

The police said the incident occurred around 1 p.m. at the Bank of Baroda branch on A.M. Road, Perumbavoor. The glass door at the entrance shattered after the woman crashed into it while she was rushing out to collect the keys of her two-wheeler parked in front of the branch. A resident of Koovappady, near Perumbavoor, Beena is survived by her husband Jiju and three children, they said.

Beena was standing near the cash counter when she realised that she had left the keys on her vehicle and rushed to the main door. She failed to notice that the glass door was closed and crashed into it.

Internal injuries

The CCTV footage showed her rising from the floor holding on to the side of her bleeding stomach. She was helped by the bank employees to a seat. The police said the woman was rushed to the nearby hospital immediately. The internal injuries caused by the splinter resulted in her death, they said. An inquest was held at the government taluk hospital in Perumbavoor. The police have registered a case of unnatural death. The body has been shifted to Government Medical College, Ernakulam, for post-mortem.

‘Use toughened glass’

Glass doors remain a popular choice for banks and commercial establishments in the State. “But there should be no compromise on its quality and strength. Toughened glass should be used as it would break into granules without leaving any sharp edges,” said Lalichan Zacharias, national secretary of the Indian Institute of Architects.

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