Over 18 killed in Mumbai rain-related incidents , say officials
- At least 18 persons were killed in several rain-induced tragedies as Mumbai and the surroundings were clobbered with heavy downpours early on Sunday, officials said.
- According to the BMC Disaster Cell and NDRF, at least 12 persons were killed when a wall collapsed after a tree fell at
Vashi Nakain the Chembur area around 1 a.m.
- Around another 7-8 persons, injured in both incidents, have been rushed to the
Rajawadi Hospitalin Ghatkopar and are undergoing treatment.
As Mumbai slept the skies opened up with torrential rains measuring between 150 mm to over 200 mm in some areas, submerging many areas and playing havoc with road and rail traffic.
According to the BMC Disaster Cell and NDRF, at least 12 persons were killed when a wall collapsed after a tree fell at Vashi Naka in the Chembur area around 1 a.m.
AdvertisementIn another incident, at least 3 people perished when a few hutments caved in Suryanagar, Vikhroli east.
Around another 7-8 persons, injured in both incidents, have been rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar and are undergoing treatment.
However, the rain's repercussions were not felt much immediately as it was a Sunday, with most people remaining indoors, as the intensity dropped since daybreak.
Soon afterwards, the water levels receded from dawn on, the
The WR was hit due to flooding at Nalla Sopara and
The IMD Mumbai has warned of more rains during the day, including a few very heavy spells for which the BMC, NDRF, Police, Fire Brigade and other agencies are on high alert in Mumbai and the entire coastal Konkan region.
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