MUMBAI — A woman trapped in the debris of the wall collapse in Mumbai’s Malad East was rescued by teams led by fire brigade on Tuesday, NDTV reported. Efforts are on to rescue a 10-year-old child who is still trapped.
At least 19 people were killed after a wall collapse on Tuesday following heavy downpour in the city.
NDRF officials said that around 2 am a compound wall in Pimpripada area of Malad east collapsed and people living in shanties adjacent to the wall got trapped under the debris.
“Our team of National Disaster Response Force along with sniffer dog reached the site of the incident immediately after receiving the information. Besides, a team of fire brigade and local police also reached the spot and took control of the situation,” a senior NDRF official told PTI.
Another official told PTI 34 people have been admitted to the Jogeshwari Trauma Hospital after the wall collapse in Malad.
Another 51 were injured in a wall collapse in Kurar village, and they have been taken to Kandivali-based Shatabdi Hospital, PTI reported.
Authorities have declared Tuesday as a public holiday in Mumbai as the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains.
“In the wake of the extreme heavy rainfall forecast by the IMD, the Government of Maharashtra has declared a public holiday on July 2 as a precautionary measure for Mumbai city and its citizens,” a civic official said.
(With PTI inputs)