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Maharashtra: Major accident due to hoarding falling in Ghatkopar area of Bai, pictures will shock the heart

Nine people died after a hoarding fell on them in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Relief and rescue work is going on. Nine people were killed and more than 60 injured when a 100-foot tall hoarding collapsed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar area on Monday (May 13) following rain and storm in Mumbai.

The official said that machinery including crane and gas cutter reached the spot to lift the hoarding. It was feared that more than 100 people were trapped under the hoarding. Many people were taken out. More than 60 injured have been admitted to the hospital. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the spot after the hoarding collapse incident in Ghatkopar late in the evening. A team of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) reached the spot where the hoarding had fallen and conducted a search and rescue operation.

Mumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Bhushan Gagrani said that the hoarding was illegal as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had not given permission to put it up. At the place where this incident occurred, there were four hoardings installed on the railway land and one of them has fallen. In another rain-related incident, an under-construction metal parking tower collapsed on the road amid strong winds in Wadala area, injuring three people and damaging vehicles.

Flight operations at Mumbai airport were suspended for an hour in the evening due to low visibility. At the same time, local trains ran late. The rain brought relief to the residents of Mumbai and its surrounding areas from the heat but they had to face many problems, traffic was disrupted due to the sudden change in weather.