Mumbai Update: Mumbai hit by heavy rainfall


Posted on 18 July 2021


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At least 20 people have perished after becoming buried under the rubble of their homes in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli regions as a result of heavy rains that hit the city and its suburbs late last night and early this morning. In the city, a red alert has been issued, and residents are cautioned not to step out into the open. According to the BMC, a ground-plus-one residential structure collapsed in the Vikhroli area early Sunday, killing three individuals.Officials reported that fifteen people were rescued from Chembur's Bharat Nagar area and nine from Vikroli's Surya Nagar, and that those who were injured were sent to neighbouring hospitals for treatment. According to the official, the rescue operation in both of these regions is still ongoing because additional individuals are believed to be trapped.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over the deaths and provided a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for each of the victims' families and the office of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that each of the martyrs' families would receive Rs. 5 lakh. Earlier, state Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray, the Chief Minister's son, paid a visit to the Chembur disaster site. Officials claimed that between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., Mumbai received 176.96 mm of rain, with the eastern suburbs receiving 204.07 mm and the western suburbs receiving 195.48 mm, respectively.


Key Points


  • At least 20 people have perished after becoming buried under the rubble of their homes in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli regions as a result of heavy rains that hit the city and its suburbs late last night and early this morning.

  • According to the BMC, a ground-plus-one residential structure collapsed in the Vikhroli district early Sunday, killing three individuals.


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