Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mumbai landslide claims 2, BMC disaster management says


Update 23:50 UTC
-According to the fire brigade at the Antop Hill, at least 11 people have been rescued until late evening.
-Still five people are believed to be buried under debris.
-Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) are clearing the debris.

Landslide at Antop Hill in Mumbai, India has claimed lives of at least two people and critically injured one other.

Four people are still reported to be trapped under the rubble. At least three people have been rescued, IBN India reported.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster management, there are no any reports of water logging or traffic jams.

BMC disaster management has sent a team of 40 members for the rescue operation. Rescue operation includes Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Team (NDRF).

Heavy rainfall triggered landslide at 8:00 am Wednesday morning on Mistry Dargah Road near Old Post office in Antop Hill area.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslide in Mumbai and adjoining Thane in September 2012 too.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 10, 2013