Due to heavy rains in Malad West of Mumbai late night, a major accident happened in which 11 people are being reported dead so far. In fact, 11 people died after a building collapsed in the New Collector’s Compound in Malad West, Mumbai late on Wednesday night. After which 15 people including women and children have been rescued in the rescue operation. 7 people injured in the accident have been admitted to the hospital.
It has been informed by BMC that this accident happened due to the collapse of a four-storey building in Malad West. After which two more buildings opposite this building were demolished and 2 children were rescued from there. The BMC says that the building was in a dilapidated condition and due to heavy rains, it became a victim of the accident. At present, the rescue operation is going on and search is on for the injured.
Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh says that buildings have collapsed due to heavy rains, rescue operation is on. The injured people have been admitted to the hospital. The building is being removed to rescue the rest of the people trapped under the rubble.
The southwest monsoon has knocked in Bai and its surrounding areas. On the very first day, heavy rains inundated many places in the country’s financial capital and its suburbs, affecting normal life and disrupting road traffic as well as local train services. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai and neighboring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy rain at some places. In view of the warning, NDRF teams have also been deployed at many places.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the administration to ensure that the water accumulated due to rains is removed at the earliest and transport system is restored. Apart from the control rooms in Mumbai, Thackeray interacted with the district magistrates of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar. Normal life has been affected in many areas due to incessant rains.