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Landslide in Bhiwandi:5 homes damaged, no casualties reported

According to local residents of Nehru Nagar, drilling work was carried out in the mountains behind their homes on Tuesday night

mumbai Updated: Sep 21, 2016 15:48 IST
Arvind Walmiki

A landslide in Bhiwandi damaged five houses on Wednesday morning. No casualties were reported.

According to local residents of Nehru Nagar, drilling work was carried out in the mountains behind their homes on Tuesday night.

Ali Hussain,37, a resident of Nehru Nagar, said, “After we complained that the debris from the drilling work was falling in our homes, the work was stopped. But it restarted an hour later. Around 7am, huge stones, along with mud soil, came sliding down and fell on the five houses.”

On Tuesday, the families of those living in those houses were moved out, after the Bhiwandi Nizampura Municipal corporation (BNMC) issued notices to them.

An official from the BNMC said,”We had given them a notice about the landslide. We are verifying residents’ claims. If we find any truth, a case will be filed.”

A Bhiwandi city police station police officer said, “No case has been filed. The clearing of debris is going on.”