10 killed in landslide as rains pound Mumbai, MMR
Mumbai, July 18, 2021
At least 10 persons were killed and another six trapped in a landslide at Vashi Naka's New Bharat Nagar in Chembur on Sunday as torrential rains pounded the city and other parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), officials said here.
According to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the landslide which occurred at around 1 a.m., crushed four to five hutments in the area.
The NDRF and other teams, which rushed there for rescue operations, have retrieved at least 10 bodies so far.
Another six to seven people are feared trapped under the mounds of earth and efforts are underway to rescue them.