Teen dies in Mulund wall collapse, 16 others injured

Teen dies in Mulund wall collapse, 16 others injured
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Following the heavy rainfall on late Friday night, a wall collapsed in Mumbai’s Mulund area, resulting in the death of one person and injuring several others.

According to the disaster management officials, the boundary wall collapsed around 1:38 am in Shastri Nagar area of Mulund (West).

“There was extreme heavy rainfall from 11 pm and 1 am during night. Since it is a hilly area, the protection wall could not take the load of it. It then collapsed on shanties and patra type structures around it. Around 17 people have been injured in this incident,” said Prashant Sapkale, assistant municipal commissioner of T ward.

Following the incident, all 17 were rushed to Agarwal Hospital in Mulund.

Of them, a 17-year-old, identified as Prashant Jadhav, suffered internal injuries and succumbed to them on Saturday.

13 others were treated for minor injuries and discharged. The remaining 3 are still being treated at the hospital. They are not in danger.

Since the incident happened in a hilly area, which falls under the jurisdiction of forest department. The department was notified about the incident late last night.

As of Saturday morning, the area has been barricaded to avoid further loss of live and at least 30 families have been evacuated from the nearby area for safety reasons.

According the IMD, Colaba recorded 165 mm of rainfall and Santacruz recorded 93 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Heavy rains are expected to continue till Sunday.

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