Heavy rains in Mumbai: 10 killed in rain-related accidents

Incessant overnight rains have thrown many parts of Mumbai out of gear on Sunday, with the city witnessing severe water logging, disruption of local train services and vehicular traffic. According to reports, 11 people have been killed after a wall collapsed on some shanties in Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area due to a landslide, the National Disaster Response Force has said. Rainwater entered many homes of residents in Hanuman Nagar, Kandivali East area and well as Borivali area of Mumbai. Three hutment dwellers were killed and two others injured as five shanties in Vikhroli area collapsed at 2.30 am after a landslide following the heavy rains.

The rain fury reminded some Mumbaikars of the 24-hour rainfall figure of 944 mm on July 26, 2005. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said. Three NDRF teams are being sent from Pune to Mumbai in view of the heavy rains.