At least 14 dead in Mumbai landslides: Authorities

Mumbai : At least 14 people were killed and several are feared to be trapped in Mahul and Vikroli area in Mumbai after several houses collapsed due to landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The first incident was reported in Mahul area at Chembur in the city suburb early morning, when the retaining wall of a house collapsed after a tree fell on it, they added.

Ten bodies were retrieved by Local BMC/ Fire brigade personnel before NDRF reached the spot while one body of female was recovered by the NDRF team,” the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said in a statement.

In a separate incident, 3 people were killed in Mumbai’s Vikroli area after a building collapsed.

“A ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in Mumbai’s Vikhroli area in the wee hours of Sunday, killing three people on the spot, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).told media personnel.

It further said that rescue operations are underway.

Local train services have also been suspended due to waterlogging. A red alert has been sounded in the city.