As many as 11 people were killed after a wall collapsed on some shanties in Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area in Mumbai due to a landslide, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday. 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.
Nearly five houses have also been affected due to the incident, while eight others are still feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed structure.
Rescue and search operations are underway.
Further details awaited…
Heavy rains lash Mumbai
Meanwhile, incessant overnight rains threw parts of Mumbai out of gear on Sunday with the city witnessing severe waterlogging, disruption of local train services and vehicular traffic. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said.
Alerts by the IMD are colour-coded from green to red. A ‘green’ alert stands for ‘no warning’: no action needs to be taken by the authorities, and the forecast is of light to moderate rain. A ‘red’ alert stands for “warning”, and asks authorities to “take action”. An ‘orange’ alert indicates that the authorities are expected to “be prepared”.
The suburban train services on both Central Railway and Western Railway in the financial capital were suspended due to waterlogging in the tracks due to the overnight heavy downpour, railway officials said.