After the monsoon rain, a landslide in Mumbai, India, killed several people | Daily Headlines Weather News

In Mumbai, the country’s most populous city, heavy rains caused landslides and collapsed walls, leading to death.

As monsoon rains continued to pour in Mumbai, India’s most populous city, at least 18 people were killed in landslides and collapsed walls.

The National Disaster Response Force of India (NDRF) said on Sunday that at least 12 people were killed in the coastal area of ??Mahur due to landslides causing the walls of several houses to collapse. Rescuers are continuing to search for rubble.

At the same time, landslides caused houses in the northeastern suburbs of Vikhroli to collapse, killing at least six people.

Mumbai and its surrounding suburbs have a population of about 20 million people and have been hit by monsoon rains since Saturday. The Indian Meteorological Department said earlier on Sunday that it expects “moderate to heavy rain or thunderstorms” in the next two days.

Officials told Reuters that the authorities had reported 11 collapses of houses or walls in the Mumbai area.

On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) said on Twitter that he was “sorrowed by the loss of life” and promised to provide financial compensation to the families of the victims.

During the seasonal rains in Mumbai, fatal building collapses are common, especially in dense areas with poorly built houses.

In June, a building on the outskirts of Mallard, Mumbai, collapsed, killing 12 people.

In September, a three-story apartment building in Bhiwandi near Mumbai collapsed, killing 39 people.

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