Indian Member of Parliament, Poonam Madam, 40, was speaking to locals in Vododara city of Gujarat when the road caved in under her sending her and four other plunging into an eight-foot deep sewer.
She suffered a four-inch gash on her head plus injuries to her shoulder and legs while two other people suffered varying degrees of injury.
A spokesman for Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai said: ‘A team of doctors attended to her immediately and administered stitches and further treatment.
‘She has hurt her left shoulder but has not sustained a fracture. All in all, her condition is stable, her vitals normal, and she is conscious and there is nothing to worry about.’ It was further learnt that the sewer was laid with a thin concrete layer and couldn’t withstand pressure.