Video has emerged of an Indian MP who was addressing locals for a TV broadcast when the ground underneath her caved in and she fell into a sewer.
The sewer was covered by a loosely fit, thin concrete layer.
Poonam Madam, 40, and four other people standing next to her plunged into the 2.5 metre deep sewer running underneath; two of whom were injured.
She suffered a four-inch gash on her head as well as injuries to her shoulder and legs, the Daily Mail reports.
"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," a spokesman for the hospital in Mumbai said.
"All in all, her condition is stable, her vitals normal, and she is conscious and there is nothing to worry about."