11 killed after building collapses in Mumbai following heavy monsoon rains

A three-storey dilapidated building collapsed following heavy monsoon rains in the western Indian city of Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others. The police gave this information on Thursday.

Police officer Ravindra Kadam said dozens of rescue workers were clearing the rubble to find those who are probably still trapped.

Kadam said the building collapsed late Wednesday night. Heavy monsoon rains during the day inundated many parts of the city which is the financial and entertainment capital of India.

The New Delhi television channel said the building collapsed on another structure in a slum in Mumbai’s Malad West area.

Residents joined the fire and police officials in rescuing the people and they took the seven injured to a hospital in suburban Kandivali area.

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Mumbai recorded 222 mm (8 inches) of rain in 12 hours. Tidal waves that 4. 6 meters (13 ft), stopped rain from flowing, and waterlogged roads, rail tracks and neighborhoods.

Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season, when heavy rains weaken the foundations of poorly built structures.

In 2019, a three-storey building collapsed in a mountainous area in the northern Indian city of Solan after heavy rains, killing 14 people. In the same year, a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, killing 10 people.

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