Four injured in building collapse following incessant rains in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 5 (ANI): Four people sleeping on a pavement were injured when an old building collapsed on them during incessant rains, which have been lashing Mumbai since Saturday morning.

"It collapsed at around 12:30 a.m. and four people who were sleeping in footpath were injured. They have been taken to the G.T. hospital," Sanjay Mohite, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said on Sunday.

Incessant downpours have flooded various streets and disrupted air, rail and road traffic.

According to reports, water logging is reported in areas like Hindmata, Kalachowkie, Mahim Junction, Andheri-Kurla road and Ghatkopar.

Officials said the rain triggered a landslide in suburban Bhandup and a wall collapsed at Mahul near Shiv Sena office.

Incidents of tree felling were reported at 12 places. However, there were no reports of any casualties.

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old woman died of electrocution in Govandi.

The weather department had forecast frequent spells of rain, with the possibility of a heavy downpour over the next 48 hours in some parts of the city. (ANI)

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