15 dead as heavy rain lashes Mumbai, many feared trapped after landslides
Mumbai : At least 15 people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Mumbai on Saturday. People got trapped under the rubble of their homes in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas after heavy rains lashed the financial capital and its suburbs for hours.
The authorities have issued a red alert, asking people not to step out of their homes during rain.
A ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in Vikhroli area in the morning hours of Sunday, killing three people, as per BMC, the city's municipal body.
Fifteen people have been rescued from Chembur's Bharat Nagar area and nine people from Vikroli's Surya Nagar, officials said, adding that those injured have been moved to nearby hospitals for medical attention.
"Three bodies have been recovered and 5-6 more people are feared trapped in the debris of the building that collapsed in Vikhroli area following incessant rainfall in Mumbai," NDRF Deputy Commandant Ashish Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The rescue operation is still on.