Heavy Rainfall Causes Destruction in Mumbai
Almost everyone waits for monsoon, but no one likes the destruction it brings along.
In india where monsoon season runs from June to September, experiencing fatal incidents of building and wall collapses, causing several deaths and injuries is common. and as of now, Mumbai, the financial capital of India is drowning in heavy rainfall.
Many accidents have been reported in different areas of the city. 18 people were killed on Tuesday in result of heavy rain which caused a wall crashing down on shanties built on a hill slope in Malad, a western suburb of Mumbai.
“We will inquire about Malad incident, the slums were built illegally there. It was forest department land, we had told all our assistant commissioners to be on duty since 1 am yesterday.” – Additional Municipal Commissioner Ashwini Joshi
Different accidents have been reported, we get to know from the source so far
– At least 23 people died in separate rain-related incidents in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
– IMD has predicted ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall in the next 48 hours
– Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday
– Suburban train service has been affected. Only some sections are functional
– 1,000 people evacuated from Kurla’s Kranti Nagar
– Schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai to remain shut today
– Waterlogging has been reported in several areas
– Mumbai airport operations have been affected
– Many express trains have been cancelled or short terminated