The wall of an under-construction building in Mumbai’s Wadala area collapsed around dawn on Monday, after heavy rain continued to lash the city throughout the night. Several cars were damaged and over 200 residents of the Lloyd Estate housing complex in Antop Hill were evacuated.
At least six cars are still trapped, the Hindustan Times reported. At least 20 parked cars went down as the wall collapsed, according to NDTV. An FIR has been registered against the owner of Dosti Realty, Deepak Garodia, Chairman Kishan Garodia, and the director of the firm, Rajesh Shah, News18 reported.
The wall of Lloyd Estate caved into an adjacent under-construction plot, owned by Dosti Realty Limited. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation evacuated one wing of the building due to security concerns, The Hindu reported. Fire brigade officials are at the spot for rescue operations, according to Firstpost.
Residents of the Lloyd Estate said they have been complaining of problems at the adjacent site for over a year.
Here are some photographs of the disaster:
Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai on Monday, causing water logging in some parts of the city, delaying suburban trains and slowing down traffic. The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in the city over the next 24 hours.
Four people have died in rain-related incidents over the last two days.