12 Slum Dwellers Dead in Malad wall collapse after mid-night downpour. This was the second wall collapse incident followed by the Pune wall collapse caused by the Mumbai rains.
The disaster occurred at 2 am when a compond wall in Malad East’s Pimpripada area collapsed, trapping the people living in shanties alongside the wall, under the dust and debris.
A minimum of 12 people were killed and 6 others injured after a compound wall collapsed on Tuesday resulting from heavy rains in Malad area here, NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) officials claimed.
The incident took place around 2 am when the compound wall in Pimpripada of Malad East area collapsed and people inhabiting shanties alongside wall got trapped under the dust and debris. NDRF officials said that the 12 deceased were people inside the slums.
“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 stated. He declared that the police is investigating the case.
“Rescue operations is underway and more details are awaited. Over 10 injured are in nearby civic hospital in Jogeshwari and Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali,” he asserted. Meanwhile, authorities have declared Tuesday as a public holiday in Mumbai as the Indian Meteorological Department have forecast heavy rains.
“In the wake of the extreme heavy rainfall forecast by the IMD, the Government of Maharashtra has declared a public holiday on July 2 as a precautionary measure for Mumbai city and its citizens,” a civic official stated.
The Central Railway has decided to operate local trains in minimal corridors due to water logging in the railway tracks.