11 killed in wall collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur, rescue work underway
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday that 11 people were killed when a wall collapsed on some shanties due to a landslide in Mumbai’s Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area.
According to the Mumbai fire team that reached the spot, 16 people were rescued from the debris of the wall collapse in Chembur.
NDRF said rescue operation is on for the stranded people.
Following incessant rains in Mumbai, Maharashtra, waterlogging was reported in many parts of the city on Sunday.
Rain water also entered houses in Hanuman Nagar in Kandivali East area of Mumbai.
The Sion railway track in Mumbai was also submerged after incessant heavy rains.
Regular movement of commuters was also affected as roads in Gandhi Market area were flooded following heavy rains.
On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for Mumbai and predicted rain in the city for the next 24 hours.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had sent three teams to Mumbai on Saturday to deal with the waterlogging. City buses were also diverted yesterday on some routes adjoining low-lying areas.
Best Traffic Control had said that Sion, Chembur, Gandhi Market, Andheri Market, RCF Colony, LBS Road and Wadala Bridge are among the areas that have been affected by the heavy rains.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Tulsi Lake, one of the two lakes that supply water to the BMC area, started overflowing due to rain. The lake supplies an average of 18 million liters (18 million litres) of water per day to Mumbai. According to the water engineer department of the corporation, due to the rain in the catchment area of the lake for the last few days, the lake has started in spate.
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