Mumbai wall collapse: 16 people dead, 13 injured

Mumbai

Heavy spell of rains have led to death of at least 16 people and left 13 others injured after wall collapsed  in Mumbai and Kalyan, ANI reported. The incident reportedly happened at 2 am Tuesday in Mumbai’s Malad East area. The rescue operations are underway by the authorities.

The injured have reportedly been admitted to a trauma centre in Jogeshwari area of Mumbai and at Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday in Mumbai Tuesday owing to heavy rainfall. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday requested people to be careful and calm.

Mumbai witnessed the first spell of heavy rains of the monsoon Monday and the weather department has forecasted ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ in Konkan region and Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

Water logging was reported from areas like Dadar, Wadala, Worli, Kurla, Chembur, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivili, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg and Bhandup, among others. Responding to the reports of water logging, the BMC said pumping out water will take time because of high tide in the Arabian Sea.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) department of Pune predicted extremely heavy rainfall over Konkan and Mumbai in the next 24 hours

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