© Reuters. Rescue employees take away particles as they seek for survivors after a residential home collapsed on account of landslide attributable to heavy rainfall in Mumbai, India, July 18, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni


NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Not less than 15 folks died after a number of homes in two Mumbai suburbs collapsed on account of landslides attributable to heavy rainfalls, native officers stated on Sunday.

Rescuers have been seen utilizing fingers to dig up the bottom to retrieve our bodies, native tv confirmed, and authorities stated extra may very well be trapped contained in the particles.

4 of these injured have been taken to a close-by hospital, officers stated. Native tv information channels confirmed rescuers carrying the injured on makeshift stretchers utilizing cloths inside slim lanes.

In one of many neighbourhoods, about half a dozen huts situated on the base of a hillock, collapsed on high of one another, officers stated.

A number of areas within the metropolis have been waterlogged after heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours and suburban prepare companies have been disrupted, crippling India’s monetary capital, the place incidents of constructing collapses have turn out to be extra frequent in the course of the monsoon.

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