Mumbai: Car swallowed by a sinkhole at a parking lot
New Delhi : A car parked at a residential complex in Mumbai was swallowed by a sinkhole that broke down after a heavy rainfall in the city.
According to a media report, the parking spot was made on a partly covered well that collapsed due to rainfall. A video of the incident has been shared massively by the netizens on social media.
In the video, the car's bonnet and front wheels enter the well first. The rear part of the car follows and soon the vehicle disappears whole under the water.
The other two vehicles parked next to it does not get affected by the incident.
The car's owner Dr Kiran Doshi was quoted by NDTV as saying "the incident took place around 8.30 am. We have another car in the compound and the man who cleans it alerted us. We came out onto the passage and before our eyes, the car disappeared into the well."
Dr Doshi told that the well is about 30 feet deep. "We are using submersible pumps to suck out the water and a crane is here to get the car out," he said. He added that the well is over 100 years old.
The video of the incident has emerged at a time when Mumbai and Maharashtra are dealing with heavy downpour due to Monsoon.
The India Meteorological Department yesterday predicted heavy rainfall for the city over the weekend. In view of the weather department's rain forecast, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a "high alert" for all agencies, including power utility firms. The Coast Guard, Navy and NDRF have been asked to remain on standby.