A protective wall collapsed on houses, killing 17 people in the Washinaka area of Chembur. Minister Aditya Thackeray has visited the spot to take stock of how the accident happened. The protective wall of ‘Bharat Nagar BARC’ has collapsed.
Preliminary information has come to light that the wall collapsed due to torrential rains in Mumbai. It has been raining heavily in Mumbai and its suburbs since last night. As a result, the Bharat Nagar BARC protective wall in the Washinaka area of Chembur has fallen on the hut. Trees have also fallen on this hut.
It is feared that there are still 5-6 people under the rubble in the accident. This is likely to increase the death toll. The state government has announced Rs 5 lakh and the central government Rs 2 lakh for the heirs of those killed in the accident. The injured will be treated free of cost.
It has killed 17 people so far. So many are still stuck under the pile. Rescue work is underway at the scene. An NDRF squad has also arrived. Mumbai Municipal Corporation and fire brigade personnel are conducting the rescue operation. Minister Aditya Thackeray has visited the spot and is taking information about the incident, but the exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.