Mumbai : At least 12 are feared dead and six others injured due to a compound wall collapse in Malad area here on Tuesday after overnight incessant heavy rains, NDRF officials said.
Wall collapse kills 12 in Mumbai
The incident happened around 2 am when the compound wall in Pimpripada of Malad east area collapsed and people living in shanties adjacent to wall got trapped under the debris.
NDRF officials said the 12 deceased were the people living in the slums.
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12 feared dead in Mumbai wall collapse incident after overnight incessant rains
“Our team of National Disaster Response Force along with sniffer dog reached the site of the incident immediately after receiving the information. Besides, a team of fire brigade and local police also reached the spot and took the control of the situation” a senior NDRF official said.
He said the police is investigating the case.
“Rescue operations are underway and more details are awaited. The injured are in nearby civic hospital in Jogeshwari and Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali,” he said.
Meanwhile, authorities have declared Tuesday as a public holiday in Mumbai as the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast rains.