Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

At least nine people have died and around 20 others are feared trapped under the rubble of a building which collapsed following heavy rain in Mumbai. The five-storey Hussain building in the south of the city had 11 families living in it when it collapsed. Image: Around 20 people are feared trapped under the rubble “A 43-member team is conducting rescue operations,” an official for India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told AFP. A play…

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Toddlers among six killed as monsoon lashes Mumbai

Toddlers among six killed as monsoon  lashes Mumbai

Torrential monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt – destroying homes and leaving thousands of people stranded. Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city’s suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater. Commuters in the city of 20 million waded through swirling waist-high waters after the financial hub’s transport network was paralysed – with trains cancelled and bus services suspended. Footage…

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