Mumbai rains: Devendra Fadnavis announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for kin of those killed in Malad wall collapse

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those who were crushed to death after a wall collapsed in Malad

  • 13 people died after the compound wall of a building collapsed on hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village in the wee hours of Tuesday due to heavy downpour

  • Four people were rescued and admitted to Shatabdi hospital in the city

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those who were crushed to death after a wall collapsed in Malad area of the city.

13 people died after the compound wall of a building collapsed on hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village in the wee hours of Tuesday due to heavy downpour.

"In an extremely unfortunate incident, 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village. Fire Brigade & NDRF had rushed to the spot," BMC tweeted.

Four people were rescued and admitted to Shatabdi hospital in the city.

Meanwhile, the torrential downpour has hampered train services to and from the city.

"Due to rains, Central Railway Suburban Services will run in following sections till further notice, CSMT-Bandra on Harbour line, Vashi-Panvel on Harbour line, Thane-Vashi-Panvel on Trans-Harbour line, 4th corridor to Kharkopar, Thane-Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli on main line," said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.

"12932 ADI-MMCT will be short terminated at BL and will remain closed between BL-MMCT. 12934 ADI-MMCT will be short terminated at BL and will remain closed between BL-MMCT," the railway said.

Pune Municipal Corporation has also issued an alert to all citizens to remain indoors.

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Updated Date: Jul 02, 2019 10:16:20 IST