Mumbai Chawl Collapse: Two Dead, 1 Missing After Falling in Drain

One woman and three girls from one of the houses fell in the open nallah.

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Two houses next to a nallah had collapsed and one woman and three girls from one of the houses fell in the open nallah in Mumbai amid heavy rains.
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At least two rooms of a residential chawl collapsed at Agripada, in Dhobighat area of Mumbai’s Santa Cruz amid heavy rains on Tuesday, 4 August.

As per an ANI report, the NDRF team recovered the body of a female, who fell into a drain after her room collapsed in a residential chawl in the area. Two people have been confirmed dead of whom one was a 1.5-year-old girl.

One girl has been rescued so far while search operations are underway to find another missing 7-year old girl.

The Fire Department received a message from Vakola, where two houses next to a nallah had collapsed and one woman and three girls from one of the houses fell in the open nallah, out of which one girl had earlier been rescued and shifted to VN Desai Hospital. The search operation for the rest is in progress.

Several parts of Mumbai woke up to waterlogging on Tuesday after the city recorded more than 230 mm of rainfall in a span of 10 hours.

The overnight rains led to disruption in train services and traffic movement on the roads.

While Harbour and Central line services of the local trains have been disrupted, BEST bus services had been diverted on at least eight routes in the city and its suburbs.

The civic body also advised people to not go near beaches and other low-lying areas as a high tide of 4.45 metres is expected at 12:47 pm on Tuesday. “Owing to the heavy rainfall since last night and forecasts of extremely heavy rain by India Meteorological Department, all offices and establishments in Mumbai, except emergency services, will remain closed,” the BMC said in a tweet.

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