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A TAXI DRIVER and his 86 year old passenger were injured in the Mumbai suburb of Parel after an uprooted tree crashed down on top of his cab.

A spokesman for the RAK Marg Police Station said cabbie Brindasani Mishra (52) had been driving Parel village resident Manokar Kochekar to nearby Nirley House and added: “The tree crushed the left side of the vehicle. Thankfully it fell on an electric pole, which helped to reduce the impact.”

Kochekar suffered a cut to the forehead while Mishra was treated, after a CT scan, for a neck injury.

Chandra Bhusan Mishra, who owns the taxi, said:

This was Brindasani’s first trip in a month. He had gone to the village to take care of his wife and had not even covered 200 metres when their journey was cut short.

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