At least fourteen people were killed in the coastal region of Mahul when a landslide caused a wall to collapse on several houses, the Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday. that rescuers continued to search the rubble.
Meanwhile, at least six people were killed when landslides caused houses to collapse in the northeastern suburb of Vikhroli.
UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.
Due to heavy rains
2nd landslide rptd
UrSuryaNagar, Islampur et Panchsheel Chawl, Vikhroli
6 bodies recovered
Local agencies on site 🔸@5Ndrf the team joined
OPS ON@NDRFHQ @HMOInde @ BhallaAjay26 @PIBMumbai @ YEARS pic.twitter.com/rZvcfEGsB5
— tчα prαdhαnSatya Narayan Pradhan -DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) July 18, 2021
Mumbai and its surrounding suburbs, home to some 20 million people, have been hit by monsoon rains since Saturday. India’s meteorological department said early Sunday that “moderate to heavy rains or thunderstorms” were forecast for the next two days.
Authorities have reported 11 incidents of house or wall collapses in the Mumbai area, officials told Reuters news agency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Sunday that he was “saddened by the loss of life” while pledging financial compensation to the families of the victims.
Saddened by the loss of life due to the collapse of walls in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of mourning, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Pray that those who are injured will recover quickly: PM arenarendramodi
– Then PMO (@PMOIndia) July 18, 2021
Fatal building collapses are common, especially in dense areas of poorly constructed houses, during seasonal rains in Mumbai.
In June, 12 people were killed in a building collapse on the outskirts of Malad in Mumbai.
In September, 39 people died in the collapse of a three-story building in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai.