October 18, 2017

Three-storeyed building in Mumbai collapses two days after heavy rains wreak havoc in city

Merely two days after heavy rains wreaked havoc in Mumbai, a three-storeyed building collapsed in the Dongri area on Thursday. Many people are feared to be trapped inside the building, several TV channels reported.

On Tuesday, three people — including two minors — were killed as two houses collapsed in suburban Vikhroli in the wake of torrential rains that lashed Mumbai.  In the first incident in the hilly Suryanagar area, a house at a higher level collapsed on one below, trapping a one-and-a-half-year-old infant, Nikhil, 40-year-old Suresh Arjun Prasad Mourya and 25-year-old Kiran Baby Pal. They were taken to a nearby civic hospital where Nikhil and Mourya were declared dead before admission.

At Varshanagar hill area of Vikroli Parksite, a protective wall collapsed on a house, killing two-year-old Kalyani Jangam on the spot. Her parents Gopal Jangam (36) and Chhaya Jangam (30) suffered injuries. Torrential rains pounded Mumbai throughout the day on Tuesday. The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997.

Merely two days after heavy rains wreaked havoc in Mumbai, a three-storeyed building collapsed in the Dongri area on Thursday. Many people are feared to be trapped inside the building, several TV channels reported.

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