A 3-story dilapidated constructing collapsed following heavy monsoon rains within the western Indian metropolis of Mumbai, killing not less than 11 individuals and injuring seven others, police mentioned Thursday.
Dozens of rescuers have been clearing the particles to seek out any residents probably nonetheless trapped, police officer Ravindra Kadam mentioned.
Kadam mentioned the constructing collapsed late Wednesday. Heavy monsoon rains in the course of the day had flooded a number of elements of town that’s India’s monetary and leisure capital.
The New Delhi Tv channel mentioned the constructing collapsed onto one other construction in a slum within the Malad West space of Mumbai.
Residents joined the fireplace and cops in rescuing individuals and so they took the seven injured to a hospital within the suburban Kandivali space.
Mumbai recorded 222 millimeters (8 inches) of rain in 12 hours. Tidal waves that reached as much as 4. 6 meters (13 toes) prevented the rainfall from being drained, and roads, rail tracks and neighborhoods have been left waterlogged.
Constructing collapses are frequent in India in the course of the June-September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of constructions which are poorly constructed.
In 2019, a three-story constructing collapsed in a hilly space within the northern Indian city of Solan following heavy rains, killing 14 individuals. A four-story constructing collapsed in Mumbai the identical 12 months and killed 10 individuals.
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