At least 20 people have died after they got buried under the rubble of their home due to landslides in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas following heavy rains that lashed the city and its suburbs for several hours late yesterday night and early this morning.
Fifteen people have been rescued so far from Chembur's Bharat Nagar area, officials said, adding that those injured have been moved to nearby hospitals for medical attention. Rescue operation is still on in both these areas as more people are feared to be trapped, the official said.
Here are the Highlights on Mumbai Rain:
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives in house collapses triggered by landslides following heavy overnight rains in Mumbai and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of each of the victims.
Due to the inundation of rain water in the Bhandup Water Purification Complex, the Filtration and Pumping plants at the complex had to be shut down as a precautionary measure. Due to this, water supply in most of the parts of Mumbai has been disrupted today (July 18, 2021)- माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 18, 2021
Over 200 mm rainfall was recorded yesterday. The incident was a natural disaster. Muddy water came from the hill. The wall was made of RCC but nothing could stop the force of water. We are trying to resolve the formal housing crisis in Mumbai: Minister Aditya Thackeray pic.twitter.com/uzET2JoavL- ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2021
Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses in Mumbai. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those injured.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 18, 2021
#MumbaiRains#VikhroliLandslide- ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) July 18, 2021
UPDATE @ 9:30 hrs
🔸Due to hvy rains
🔸2nd landslide rptd
🔸SuryaNagar,Islampur 🔸Panchsheel Chawl,Vikhroli
🔸6 bodies recov
🔸Local agencies on site 🔸@5Ndrf team joined
"A ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Vikhroli area in the wee hours of Sunday, killing three people," BMC told media.
As of 3 am, rainfall measured by IMD. Some places have crossed 200 mm now.- Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) July 17, 2021
Mumbai has faced an extremely intense system of precipitation accompanied by thundering. The @mybmc pumps are operational & officers are on ground.
Call 1916 for support please. pic.twitter.com/iL75RXdT6Q