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QMumbai: 3 Killed by Lightning; Top CA Daughter’s Phone Missing

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1. Worli Fisherman Killed By Lightning; 3 Dead In Palghar

The thunderstorm in and around the city last evening claimed four lives, as one man from Worli and three people in Palghar were struck by lightning.

Pravin Jadhav (29), a fisherman from Worli, was collecting fish from a pond behind Mahalaxmi temple when he was struck by lightning, confirmed DCP, Zone II, Dyneshwar Chavan. His body was sent to Nair hospital for post-mortem. Cops have registered an Accidental Death Report.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Top CA’s Daughter’s Death: Gold Jewellery Found In Office; Mobile Missing

A day after the body of 21-yearold law student Pallavi Vikamsey was found, police recovered her gold chain and earrings from her office drawer on Friday. While the cops are probing the suicide angle, her phone has not yet been found, police said.

Vikamsey, daughter of ICAI president Nilesh Vikamsey, was last seen boarding a slow local from CSMT station on Wednesday.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

3. Cops Bust Drug Factory at Palghar, Seized Heroine, Ecstasy Worth Rs 40 Crore

Representational image. (Photo: Reuters)
Representational image. (Photo: Reuters)

The Palghar Crime Branch has busted a drug factory running out of a farmhouse, seizing drugs worth Rs 40 crore. Cops found 5.25 kg heroin, 9 kg ketamine and 24 kg MD in a Fortuner jeep at the farmhouse located at Talasari, near the government dairy project zone.

The cops also seized machines and raw materials used for making drugs. The house belongs to infamous drug peddler Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh. The cops learned about the drug kitchen after the arrest of Sohel Memon, Sarfaraz Memon, and Nigerian national Uchhena Ukapabi on September 25. They were caught with 21.7 g of ephedrine in a BMW. The cops learnt that Sarfaraz and Sohel were the main suppliers, and Uchhena was meeting them to buy drugs.

(Source: Mid-day)

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4. Massive Fire At Jawahar Dweep, Situation Critical After High Speed Diesel Caught Fire At Oil Terminal

Representational image. (Photo: PTI)
Representational image. (Photo: PTI)

A massive blaze broke out at the oil terminal on Jawahar Dweep, a small island off Mumbai's east coast, on Friday evening, prompting evacuation of staff. No casualties were reported, but firefighting operations launched from the sea were still underway even post midnight. Officials of the Mumbai Port Trust said a storage tank containing high speed diesel caught fire at 4.35 pm. They said the situation could worsen if the flames spread to other tanks.

Oil tankers bring crude oil to Jawahar Dweep, commonly known as Butcher Island, and it is stored there before being shipped to refineries in Wadala. The island facility is owned by the port trust. "Witnesses said the blaze started because of lightning. One tank containing 30,000 kilo litres of HSD [high speed diesel] caught fire," said Yashodhan Wanage, the port trust's deputy chairperson. "We have evacuated the staff and sent fire tenders with foam and water. The situation is critical." Fuel is being pumped out from the affected tank, which is owned by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. "If the fire spreads to other tanks, the situation could become dangerous," he said.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Families Get Andheri Pub Booked for Serving Alcohol to Minors

An Andheri-based lounge has landed in major trouble after allegedly allowing several minors in and serving them alcohol. This indiscretion came to light after the mother of one of the teens saw a picture of him and his friends at the club. The mother, along with the elder brother of another reveller, has complained to the Amboli police, demanding action against the club and event organisers.

(Source: Mid-day)

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6. Home Buyers In Three More Projects Say Builder Cheated Them

Home buyers of three more yet-to-start projects of JVPD Properties Limited, which is already under the scanner of the Bombay High Court for failing to kick off another residential complex in Mira Road, claim that they have been cheated by the builder too and are planning to take the legal route as well.

The latest allegations pertaining to Serenity in Powai, Sapphire in Dahisar East and Savannah in Kanjurmarg East come after Mumbai Mirror reported on October 5 that the High Court directed JVPD Properties Limited, owned by reputable builder Lakshman Bhagtani and his sons, to refund all investors of the Bhagtani Riyo housing project in Mira Road, as they failed to develop the residential complex after accepting money from several home buyers.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

7. Slum Dwellers Form Housing Society, Fast-track Redevelopment Of Shanties

Slum dwellers from a 32-acre shantytown in Cuffe Parade have realised that strength and the possibility of quicker redevelopment lies in their unity. After their redevelopment projects were stuck for eight years because they were part of a whopping 92 different housing societies, they decided to come together on September 23 at YB Chavan auditorium and form a mega housing society. This would help in ensuring their work is fast-tracked.

(Source: Mid-day)

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