Maharashtra: 18 dead as wall collapses in Mumbai’s Malad

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At least 18 people died, while several others were injured on early Tuesday after a wall collapsed in Pimpripada area in Mumbai’s Malad East.

A compound wall collapsed on the hutments due to heavy rain. Several are feared trapped under the debris.

A team of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), fire officials and police had rushed to the spot to rescue those trapped under the debris.

Expressing grief over the incident, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said his thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers for the speedy recovery of injured.

“Pained to know about the loss of lives in Malad Wall collapse incidence. My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured. Rs 5 lakh will be given to the kin of deceased,” Fadnavis tweeted. 

Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) Maharashtra advised people to stay indoors as heavy rains are predicted by IMD in Mumbai on Tuesday as well.

“Due to heavy rain forecast in Mumbai even today by IMD, People are advised to stay indoors unless there is any emergency,” CMO Maharashtra tweeted.