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19 Trees collapse in 24 hours, no one injured

The spate of tree collapses in the city continued as Monday saw a total of 19 trees collapsing which, however, did not injure anyone. Out of these, a whopping 10 trees fell in the western suburbs.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2011 01:45 IST

The spate of tree collapses in the city continued as Monday saw a total of 19 trees collapsing which, however, did not injure anyone. Out of these, a whopping 10 trees fell in the western suburbs.

This comes a day after a tree collapse triggered by a landslide injured five persons, including two children, at Antop Hill on Saturday evening.

Since August 2010, Hindustan Times has been on how civic negligence has taken a toll on lives and limbs of reporting on tree collapses across the city. Last year, tree collapses had killed four and injured numerous others.

Two weeks ago, a huge banyan tree had collapsed outside the Crossroads2 (CR2) mall at Nariman point, crushing a 25-year-old woman and her six-month-old baby on the spot.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in-charge of pruning trees in the city to avoid such accidents, has now constituted an experts panel, which will recommend the measures to be taken to avoid such collapses.

First Published: Aug 02, 2011 01:44 IST