LIVE updates: Death toll in Mumbai due to rain related incidents rises to 31
The death toll in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, triggered by heavy rains Saturday night, has risen to 31, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, adding that six people have been injured.
Earlier in the day, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a high-level meeting to review the rain situation in the city. Also, Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra's tourism minister, visited the locations to take stock of the situation, and review the relief work. Taking to Twitter after his visit, Thackeray praised all the agencies involved in relief work, further stating that the state government and BMC will provide all necessary financial and medical assistance to those affected.
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Jul 18, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Death toll in Mumbai rises to 31
31 deaths and six injuries have been reported in Mumbai, of which 10 deaths and one injury were reported in landslide incident of Vikhroli followed by 19 deaths and five injuries in landslide at Chembur.
Jul 18, 2021 09:18 PM IST
Compound wall of housing complex collapses in Thane
Due to incessant rains, the compound wall of the Cosmos Launch housing complex at Manpada in Thane collapses, damaging several vehicles.
Jul 18, 2021 07:50 PM IST
NDRF announces end of rescue ops in Chembur
Search and rescue operations end in Chembur's Bharat Nagar area, announces National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Jul 18, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Pune receives incessant heavy rain
Maharashtra's Pune receives incessant heavy rain. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune will witness "Generally cloudy sky, light to moderate rain very likely (isolated heavy to very heavy rain in ghat areas)" tomorrow.
Jul 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Maharashtra CM calls for high-level meet at 6pm
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to chair a high-level meeting of officials through video conference at 6pm today, in view of the situation following heavy rains in Mumbai: Chief Minister's Office
Jul 18, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Such incidents are 'normal': Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar
Santa Cruz received around 235-270mm of rain while Chembur saw 200mm y'day. Red alert was issued and people were evacuated to safe places from danger zones. Such incidents are normal amid 300mm rain in a day. Sad that people lost their lives: Vijay Wadettiwar, Maharashtra minister
Jul 18, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Nine flights were diverted from Mumbai airport: Officials
Nine flights were diverted after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) temporarily suspended flight operations between 00:42-05:24 hours today as safety precaution. Flight operations recommenced with effect from 05:24 hours and are proceeding as per schedule: CSMIA officials
Jul 18, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Boil water before drinking, BMC advises citizens
BMC has asked Mumbai residents to boil water before drinking after flooding of the water purification complex at Bhandup due to heavy rains affected pumping and filtration equipment, says official.
Jul 18, 2021 03:43 PM IST
BJP MLA calls BMC 'complete failure' in disaster management
BMC is a complete failure in disaster management. Why has it faltered in saving people's lives? They should answer. We demand CM Thackeray to initiate an inquiry in the BMC: Ashish Shelar, BJP MLA
Jul 18, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Death toll rises to 23: BMC
Death toll due to landslides in Mumbai rises to 23. 16 dead and five injured in Mahul while seven dead and one injured in Vikhroli.
Jul 18, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Over 4400 million litres of water pumped out: Aaditya Thackeray
"Apart from our minipumps, our pumping stations pumped out 4423.50 million litres of water," says Aaditya Thackeray.
Jul 18, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Visited locations of landslides: Aaditya Thackeray
I visited the three locations of landslides where the sheer force of the rainwater and mud broke through retaining walls into homes. Relief work is going on and all necessary financial and medical assistance is being provided by the Govt of Maharashtra and BMC: Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra minister
Jul 18, 2021 02:20 PM IST
BJP MP visits landslide site
BJP Lok Sabha MP Manoj Kotak visits landslide site, instructs officials to come up with quick measures of rehabilitation.
Jul 18, 2021 01:04 PM IST
After wall collapse, 2 women stood on wooden ladder for two hours over fear of electrocution
Two women stood on a wooden ladder in their shanty for over two hours out of the fear of getting electrocuted after a wall near their locality collapsed in Mumbai's Mahul area on Sunday following heavy rains. Fifteen people died after the compound wall came crashing down on some houses located on a hillock after a landslide at Bharatnagar locality in Mahul around 1 am, an official said.
Jul 18, 2021 12:55 PM IST
BMC probe ordered in wall collapse, says Nawab Malik
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik said the state government will take a decision to shift the people who are living in a dangerous situation to a more permanent settlements immediately. The BMC will investigate this incident, the Anushakti Nagar MLA said.
Jul 18, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray expresses grief over deaths in landslides, announces compensation
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday expressed grief over the deaths in accidents at Chembur and Vikhroli due to torrential rains, the Chief Minister's Office said. The chief minister also announced that the government would pay ₹5 lakh each to the heirs of the deceased and offered free treatment to the injured, the CMO said.
Jul 18, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Mumbai records highest one-day rainfall
Parts of the city recorded the heaviest July one-day showers in seven years, according to the weather office, which forecasts moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers over the next 48 hours. Colaba weather station reported 19.68 centimeters (7.748 inches) of rain in the 24 hours through 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai unit. That’s the highest since July 16, 2014.
Jul 18, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Aaditya Thackeray reaches Chembur
Maharashtra environment minister Aaditya Thackeray reaches the site where a wall collapse has claimed the lives of 17 people in Mumbai's Chembur, reports ANI.
Jul 18, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Mumbai's water supply hit as Bhandup water complex inundates in heavy rainfall
The supply of water in the entire Mumbai region was affected on Sunday after the heavy rainfall inundated the Bhandup water complex, which houses Asia's biggest water treatment plant.
Officials said that the damage to the water treatment plant's master control centre was caused after the late-night heavy downpour.
Jul 18, 2021 11:14 AM IST
No respite from rains, Mumbaikars take a dip in waterlogged streets
Mumbai woke up to rain-drenched roads, a sight the city has gotten so familiar with over the past week or so, on Sunday as overnight downpours kept major sections and stretches waterlogged. But rains never dampened the spirit of Mumbaikars, many of who were seen taking to the waterlogged streets this morning to enjoy a dip.
Jul 18, 2021 11:07 AM IST
President Kovind condoles death in Mumbai landslides
Jul 18, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Death toll in Mumbai landslides rises to 20
The death toll from landslide in Mahul rose to 17 after 5 more were brought dead to civic run Rajawadi Hospital, officials from BMC's disaster cell said. Additionally, two more people have been reported to be injured.
Jul 18, 2021 10:29 AM IST
PM Modi announces ex-gratia for kin of deceased
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced compensation from Prime Minister National Relief Fund for those killed in the house collapse in Mumbai.
"Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses in Mumbai. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those injured," PM Modi said in a tweet.
Jul 18, 2021 10:02 AM IST
PM Modi expresses grief at deaths in Mumbai landslides
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern at the deaths in two separate landslides in Mumbai on Twitter.
"Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that those who are injured have a speedy recovery," PM Modi said in a tweet.
Jul 18, 2021 09:03 AM IST
15 people killed in rain-related landslides in Mumbai
In two separate incidents of landslides reported in the city overnight, 15 people were declared dead and at least two were reported injured, said BMC's disaster management cell.
The two incidents took place due to incidents reported at Mahul and Vikhroli area of eastern suburbs, the BMC officials said.
Jul 18, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Mumbai inundates due to incessant rain
Mumbai and its suburbs received heavy rainfall overnight and several houses, streets and railway tracks were flooded even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rains on Sunday. Waterlogging was also reported on the Eastern Express Highway at Chunabhatti area on Sunday morning.
Jul 18, 2021 08:46 AM IST
3 dead, 2 injured in Vikhroli
In a separate accident, three people died and two were injured after four to five houses collapsed due to a landslide in the Vikhroli area due to heavy rainfall overnight. The accident was reported at around 2.40am.
Jul 18, 2021 08:46 AM IST
12 dead, several injured after wall collapses in Mumbai's Vashi Naka area
At least 12 people were killed and two others were injured in Mumbai's Chembur area due to landslides following heavy rains that lashed the city and its suburbs on Saturday night and on Sunday morning, authorities said.