Maharashtra News / Storm wreaks havoc in Mumbai, stairs and bill boards fell like leaves, 4 died

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 13, 2024, 09:35 PM
Maharashtra News: In the last few days, it was raining heavily in many areas of Maharashtra. The Meteorological Department had also issued guidelines for Raigarh and Marathwada last week, but this afternoon suddenly strong winds started blowing in Mumbai and then rain was also seen at some places. There are also reports of many people dying due to this dust storm.

Iron stairs, road and bill board fell

According to the information received from the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of strong winds blowing at a speed of 50 to 60 kilometers for the next 1 hour and there is also a possibility of rain in some parts. Its greater impact will be seen in Thane and Palghar also. Meanwhile, there are reports of collapse of big structures in many parts of Mumbai.

According to the information, the iron staircase structure outside the building in Wadla has fallen on the road. At the same time, bill boards have fallen on some shops in Rama Bai of Ghatkopar. Not only this, due to the strong storm and storm in Mumbai, many international and domestic flights have been diverted to other cities.

News of many people being injured

BMC has said that 57 people were injured when an iron hoarding fell on the police ground petrol pump of Ghatkopar East in Pantnagar on the Eastern Express Highway. There is also news of death of 4 people in this incident. At the same time, the officer says that 100 other people are feared to be trapped. BMC is conducting search and rescue operations. At the same time, due to strong winds, large structures have fallen at many places.

Giving information, BMC PRO said that in the incident of hoarding falling in Ghatkopar, BMC will file a complaint against Railways and advertising company Ego Media. Complaint will be given for filing FIR under Disaster Management Act. Meanwhile, DR Swapnil Neela, CPRO of Central Railway, says, "The land on which the hoarding was put up belongs to GRP. It does not belong to Central Railway."

At the same time, due to strong wind in Jogeshwari Meghwadi Naka area of Mumba, a tree was uprooted and fell on an auto. One person has been injured in the incident.

Devendra Fadnavis ordered investigation

In this matter, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis also said that so far 47 citizens have been evacuated in the accident of hoarding falling in Ghatkopar area. Departments like Mumbai Police, Municipal Corporation, Disaster Management are coordinating and efforts are being made on war footing to rescue the stranded people, the injured are being treated at Rajawadi Hospital and will be given all possible assistance. A high level inquiry has been ordered into this incident.

Chief Minister announced compensation

Seeing the incident, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has reached the spot. He has announced treatment of the injured at government expense and compensation of ₹ 500,000 to the dead. At the same time, orders have been given to register an FIR and take action against those responsible for this incident. Also, orders have been given to audit wherever hoardings are installed in Mumbai.

Warning was issued

The weather department had predicted lightning and moderate to heavy rainfall with gusty winds reaching 50-60 kmph at isolated places in Palghar and Thane districts during the next 3-4 hours.