23 Dead After Walls Collapse In Mumbai's Chembur, Vikhroli Areas, PMO Announces Rs 5 Lakh Ex Gratia

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Published: July 18,2021 12:52 PM
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Twelve people lost their lives after the wall of a house collapsed in the Vashi Naka area of Mumbai's Chembur on the intervening night of July 17 and July 18 at around 1 am.

July 18, 2021: As many as 23 people were killed in two different incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas. 17 people died in Chembur and six people in Vikhroli.



As per Mumbai's fire brigade team that also reached the incident site, 16 persons were rescued from the debris of the wall collapse in Chembur.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and announced Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50.000 for the injured.



"Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses in Mumbai. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those injured," the PMO said.



"Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that those who are injured have a speedy recovery," the Prime Minister said in a statement.





Twelve people lost their lives after the wall of a house collapsed in the Vashi Naka area of Mumbai's Chembur on the intervening night of July 17 and July 18 at around 1 am.



Rescue operations for the people trapped are underway, said NDRF.



Following incessant rains in Maharashtra's Mumbai, several parts of the city reported waterlogging on Sunday.



The rainwater even entered houses located in Hanuman Nagar, Kandivali East area of Mumbai



Sion railway track in Mumbai was also waterlogged after continuous heavy rainfall.



Routine movement of commuters' was also affected as roads waterlogged in Gandhi Market area following a heavy downpour.



On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange alert for Mumbai and predicted rains in the city for the next 24 hours.



To tackle waterlogging the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had rushed three teams to Mumbai on Saturday. City buses on certain routes along low-lying areas were also diverted yesterday.



Sion, Chembur, Gandhi market, Andheri market, RCF colony, LBS Road and Wadala Bridge are among the areas that have been affected in the heavy rains, BEST Traffic Control had said.



According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Tulsi lake, one of the two lakes that supplies water to the BMC area started overflowing due to rains. The lake supplies an average of 18 million litres (1.8 crore litres) of water to Mumbai per day. Due to the rains in the catchment area of the lake over the past few days, the lake has started overflowing, according to the water engineer department of the corporation.