Mumbai rains: 20 killed in different rain-related incidents in Chembur, Vikroli2 min read . Updated: 18 Jul 2021, 10:56 AM IST
- Following incessant rains in Maharashtra's Mumbai, several parts of the city reported waterlogging on Sunday
17 people today were killed after a wall collapse on some shanties in Chembur's Bharat Nagar area due to a landslide, says National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) according to news agency ANI. Two injured persons treated & discharged from a hospital, says Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
" ₹2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses in Mumbai. ₹50,000 would be given to those injured," according to a statement from PMO.
Deeply saddened by the news of many casualties in incidents following heavy rain in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas. I express my condolences to the bereaved families and wish for successful relief and rescue work, tweets President Ram Nath Kovind
In an another incident, three people were killed in Mumbai's Vikroli area after a building collapsed in the early hours of Sunday, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"A ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Vikhroli area in the wee hours of Sunday, killing three people," BMC told media.
NDRF Deputy Commandant Ashish Kumar said,"Three bodies have been recovered and 5-6 more people are feared trapped in the debris of the building that collapsed in Vikhroli area following incessant rainfall in Mumbai."
It further said that rescue operations are underway.
Seven people were killed when a house wall collapsed in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area at 1 am, an official said. Three people died after their hutments collapsed at 2.30 am following a landslide in Mumbai's Vikhroli suburb, another official said.
Two persons were injured and were sent to a nearby hospital, the official said.
As per Mumbai's fire brigade team that also reached the incident site, 16 persons were rescued from the debris of the wall collapse in Chembur.
Rescue operations for the people trapped are underway, said NDRF.
Following incessant rains in Maharashtra's Mumbai, several parts of the city reported waterlogging on Sunday.
The rainwater even entered houses located in Hanuman Nagar, Kandivali East area of Mumbai.
Sion railway track in Mumbai was also waterlogged after continuous heavy rainfall.
Routine movement of commuters' was also affected as roads waterlogged in Gandhi Market area following a heavy downpour.
On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange alert for Mumbai and predicted rains in the city for the next 24 hours.
Rescue operation is underway.
*With inputs from agencies
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