24 dead after walls collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur, Vikhroli areas; PM expresses sorrow

24 dead after walls collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur, Vikhroli areas; PM expresses sorrow

A total of 24 people have died in walls collapsed in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli areas.wenty-four people were killed on Sunday in two different incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli areas. 17 people died in Chembur and seven people in Vikhroli.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and announced Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50.000 for the injured.

“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,” the PMO said.

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that those who are injured have a speedy recovery,” the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Seventeen people lost their lives after the wall of a house collapsed in the Vashi Naka area of Mumbai’s Chembur on the intervening night of July 17 and July 18 at around 1 am.

The wall collapsed due to a landslide, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Rescue operation is underway. The injured have been taken to the hospital.wenty-four people were killed on Sunday in two different incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli areas. 17 people died in Chembur and seven people in Vikhroli.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and announced Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50.000 for the injured.

“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,” the PMO said.

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that those who are injured have a speedy recovery,” the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Seventeen people lost their lives after the wall of a house collapsed in the Vashi Naka area of Mumbai’s Chembur on the intervening night of July 17 and July 18 at around 1 am.

The wall collapsed due to a landslide, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Rescue operation is underway. The injured have been taken to the hospital.

In Vikhroli, seven people have died and two have been admitted to a hospitalSeven hutment dwellers were killed as five shanties collapsed after a landslide following incessant overnight rains in Mumbai’s Vikhroli suburb at 2.30 am, a civic official said. Two persons were injured and were sent to a nearby hospital, he added.

NDRF Deputy Commandant Ashish Kumar, “Three bodies have been recovered and five-six more people are feared trapped in the debris of the building that collapsed in Vikhroli area following incessant rainfall in Mumbai.”

The suburban train services on both Central Railway and Western Railway in the financial capital were suspended due to waterlogging in the tracks due to the overnight heavy downpour, railway officials said.

The rain fury reminded some Mumbaikars of the 24-hour rainfall figure of 944 mm on July 26, 2005.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said.

Alerts by the IMD are colour-coded from green to red. A ‘green’ alert stands for ‘no warning’: no action needs to be taken by the authorities, and the forecast is of light to moderate rain. A ‘red’ alert stands for “warning”, and asks authorities to “take action”. An ‘orange’ alert indicates that the authorities are expected to “be prepared”.CSMT to Vashi services, including Bandra/Goregaon suburban services, are also not working,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief spokesperson of Central Railway.

Several long distance trains on both Central railway and Western Railway were affected due to the flooded tracks.

Before the pandemic, both Central Railway and Western Railway used to ferry over 75 lakh commuters daily on their over 3000 suburban services. The suburban services during the pandemic are restricted to emergency services staff and government employees.

24 dead after walls collapse in Mumbai’s Chembur, Vikhroli areas

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