A part of a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai at night after torrential rains lashed the city yesterday. It killed 11 people.
Mumbai: A part of a four-storey building (Mumbai Building Collapse) in the area of New Collector Compound in Malad Malvani area collapsed at night after torrential rains fell in the city yesterday. The slab of the house collapsed and fell on the adjoining two-story houses. In the accident, 17 civilians were trapped under the pile and were pulled out by the fire brigade. But unfortunately 11 of them died. Seven persons have been admitted to the nearby Babasaheb Ambedkar Shatabdi Hospital.
Rescue and relief work is underway at the crash site by the fire brigade. So far 15 people have been evacuated. Mumbai’s Zone 11 Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vishal Thakur said 15 people, including women and five children, have been evacuated so far. The injured have been admitted to the hospital. It is feared that more people will be trapped under the pile. For whom rescue work is underway. Meanwhile, the rains have now rested in and around Mumbai and life is slowly returning to normal. Local transport is coming to a standstill and road transport is also getting smoother. The city is experiencing occasional showers.
There were more than 20 people in the building at the time of the accident. According to information received, more than 20 people were living in the building at the time of the accident. Firefighters and police arrived after the incident and, with the help of local citizens, launched a rescue operation to evacuate those trapped in the garbage.
Meanwhile, the first rains of the monsoon yesterday swept away Mumbaikars. The gross area was heavily waterlogged. As a result, road as well as railway traffic was slowed down. Harbor train services from Thane to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Vashi, Andheri were disrupted. The water hit the tracks at Kurla and Sion, Vikhroli.
The water was stagnant at Hindmata, Sion. So we got to see a traffic jam here. After the tide receded in the afternoon, the city’s stagnant water receded into the sea, slowing traffic. Seeing the speed of water flowing in Mahim creek from Mithi river, the water level in Mithi river as well as Mumbai has been estimated since morning. The water of Mithi river had come on LBS road near Kurla. This caused a huge traffic jam.