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Heavy rains cause landslide in suburban Mumbai

Heavy rains triggered a landslide in Ghatkopar area in suburban Mumbai on Saturday, civic officials said.



Mumbai: Heavy rains triggered a landslide in
Ghatkopar area in suburban Mumbai on Saturday, civic officials said.

According to the officials, the landslide, which occurred
around 6.20 pm at Milimd Nagar slums, buried half a dozen
shanties.
"However, no one has been injured or dead. Although
searches are on. As a precautionary measure we had already
shifted 25 to 30 hutments from the area due to heavy rains," a
civic official said.

Three incidents of collapse were reported today but there
were no injuries.

According to civic officials, a portion of first and
second floor of Pandu chawl near Delhi Darbar hotel in Colaba
in south Mumbai collapsed.

In yet another such incident, a portion of a building at
Lal Bahudur Shastri Marg opposite Hotel in Vidyavihar
collapsed. At Jawahar Nagar in Goregaon, a wall of a room of
Mohammed Hussian chawl collapsed. However, in both the
incidents there were no injuries, officials said.

According to IMD, Colaba and Santacruz recorded 40.5 mm
and 29.0 mm of rainfall respectively from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Incidents of water logging were reported from areas like
Hindmata, Kurla, Parel, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Dadar, Andheri
and Malad.

However, road, rail and air traffic largely remained
unaffected.

The Met department forecast frequent spells of rain and
showers to occur in parts of city and suburbs tomorrow.

PTI

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