Environment & Nature

Heavy Rain Hits Mumbai: 15 Die, Several Feared Trapped After Landslides

BP World Bureau | Jul 18 2021 10:25:00 AM
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MUMBAI: Heavy rains have hit Mumbai and as many as 15 people have died after they got trapped under the debris of their homes in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas. 

Red alert has been issued in the city and people have been advised not to venture out in the open. 

BMC reported that a ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in the Vikhroli area, killing three people. 

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is the city's municipal body.

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Officials said that the rescue operations are still going on. 15 people have been rescued from Chembur's Bharat Nagar area and 9 people from Vikroli's Surya Nagar.

 NDRF Deputy Commandant Ashish Kumar said that more people are feared to be trapped under the debris.