AGRA A 61-year-old French tourist allegedly died after falling off a 5-ft-high platform when the picket railing she was leaning on collapsed close to Khwabgah memorial inside Fatehpur Sikri fort, about 40 km from Agra.
The girl fell on a stone platform and apparently suffered a head damage, mentioned folks current on the spot.
The deceased, Esma Ben Yelles, and her husband had been a part of a bunch of vacationers who had come to go to the heritage web site from Jaipur. The railing apparently collapsed because of the weight of the vacationers when she and others had been clicking images, mentioned police sources.
The girl was rushed to Agra metropolis for remedy, however died on the way in which, knowledgeable Raj Kumar Patel, superintending archaeologist for Agra Circle of Archaeological Survey of India workplace at Agra.
“The tragic incident came about at the palace of Turkey Sultana close to Khwabgah on Fatehpur Sikri premises on Thursday afternoon. The French girl was leaning on a picket railing put in to warning folks to not proceed past it,” he mentioned.
An ambulance was referred to as from Kiraoli city, 15 km away from Fatehpur Sikri, as there was no ambulance in Fatehpur Sikri at that point. It took 45 minutes for the ambulance to succeed in the spot, mentioned police sources at Fatehpur Sikri police station.
“Extra district Justice of the Peace (protocol) will conduct a probe into the incident whereas allegations about delay in availability of ambulance may also be probed. Anybody discovered negligent will face motion,” said Bhanu Goswami, district Justice of the Peace (Agra).
“The incident raises a query mark on the emergency medical amenities as a result of no ambulance was available when the tourist was mendacity unconscious on the bottom. A shabby ambulance got here, that too after about an hour,” complained Deepak Daan, president of Tourist Guides Welfare Affiliation, Agra.