India: At least 19 dead after wall collapse during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai

At least 19 people died and dozens more were injured after a wall collapsed due to heavy monsoon rainfall in Mumbai's Malad East suburb, on Tuesday. According to reports, over 50 people have been transferred to the trauma centre at the local hospital. Rescue operations are underway as India's National Disaster Response Force, fire brigade and police were deployed to the scene. After over 300 mm... Еще (11.8 inches) of rain reportedly fell in a 24 hour period, the Meteorological Department of India's Earth Sciences ministry warned of «extremely heavy» rainfall and serious risk of floods within the next few days. Schools were closed and flights and trains were delayed due to the intense monsoon rainfall. Local media also reported a similar collapse in Pune, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Mumbai, causing the deaths of six people.

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