Mumbai Weather Live Updates: Death toll rises to 14, over 70 injured; rescue operation under way

Mumbai Weather Live Updates: Death toll rises to 14, over 70 injured; rescue operation under way

Mumbai Weather Live Updates

Mumbai Weather Live Updates

14 people were killed and at least 70 injured after a billboard collapsed during a fierce storm in India's financial capital Mumbai, officials said Monday.

An excavator was digging through the wreckage as rescuers raced to find any survivors after the signage collapsed at a petrol station in the city's east, trapping dozens of people underneath.

Eight bodies had already been removed from the wreckage, Gaurav Chauhan, an inspector with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said. Four more bodies are still buried inside the debris, he added.

"We have located them but we cannot remove them due to this petrol pump and the situation can be hazardous," he said.

Meanwhile, rains lashed parts of Mumbai and neighbouring metropolitan areas on Monday disrupting normal life and leaving several people injured in various incidents.

Rains coupled with gusty winds were witnessed in the suburbs of Dadar, Kurla, Mahim, Ghatkopar, Mulund and Vikhroli, while parts of south Mumbai saw drizzles. The satellite towns of Thane, Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar also received moderate showers with gusty winds.

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The incident occurred during a dust storm and rain, with winds reaching 60 kmph. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reported 88 victims, with 74 rescued and injured. At the time of the collapse, approximately 150 vehicles were present at the petrol pump.

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Mumbai hoarding collapse: Cops register FIR

Mumbai Police registered a case against the owner of Ego Media and others after a hoarding collapsed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar area on Monday, killing eight persons, an official said.

The owner, Bhavesh Bhinde, and others were booked under sections 304 (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 337 (causing hurt to another person by acting rashly or negligently) of the Indian Penal Code.

The case has been registered at Pantnagar police station and the investigation is underway, he said.

At least eight persons were killed and over 70 others injured when the 100-foot tall billboard fell on the petrol pump at the Cheddanagar Junction amid gusty wind and rain, officials said.

According to civic officials, the billboard was illegal and no permission was taken to install it.

Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident: 8 bodies had already been removed, 4 more bodies are still buried inside the debris

An excavator was digging through the wreckage as rescuers raced to find any survivors after the signage collapsed at a petrol station in the city's east, trapping dozens of people underneath.

Eight bodies had already been removed from the wreckage, Gaurav Chauhan, an inspector with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said.

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