In Mumbai, 22 people were killed and six injured in separate incidents of landslides and house collapses following heavy rains. Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, there have been 11 incidents of house wall collapse, 13 short circuit cases, nine trees falling in nine areas. In the overnight rain in the city, 15 people were killed and two were injured when a wall collapsed in New Bharat Nagar in Mahul. Five people died after some huts collapsed at Surya Nagar in Panchsheel Chowk in Vikhroli East. One person died in the wall collapse incident in Bhandup.
Two people were injured in a landslide in Chandivali. Another man died of electrocution at Firdous Sweets shop in Andheri West on Sunday morning.
Announcement of compensation of 2 lakhs from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of people due to the collapse of the wall due to heavy rains in Mumbai. The PMO has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased through the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. An amount of Rs 50,000 will be given to the injured. President Ram Nath Kovind has also expressed his condolences.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the injured will be given free treatment in hospitals. The state government has announced an assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased. Thackeray’s son and Suburban Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray also visited the Bharat Nagar site of Vashi Naka.
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Incessant rain throughout the night in Mumbai derailed life on Sunday. People are suffering due to heavy waterlogging, disruption in local train services and traffic problems. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued a red alert regarding heavy rains in Mumbai.