At least 33 people have been killed after a series of landslides hit Mumbai, India on July 18, 2021. Heavy rains started affecting the region on Saturday night, July 17, and continued into July 18, causing severe water-logging and disruption of both rail and road traffic. Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in the region over the next 4 days.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the city recorded 156 mm (6.1 inches) of rain, followed by 143 mm (5.6 inches) in eastern suburbs and 125 mm (4.9 inches) in western suburbs from 20:00 on July 17 to 02:00 LT on July 18.
Mumbai International Airport recorded 235 mm (9.25 inches) of rain in 24 hours to July 18, 2021.
During the same period, Mumbai-Colaba recorded 197 mm (7.7 inches).
The heaviest rain was reported between midnight and 02:00 LT on July 18, with waterlogging reported in several places in the city, including Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Andheri, Chembur, Kurla, Gandhi Market, Hindmata.
Within 24 hours, authorities reported 11 incidents of houses or walls collapsing in the Mumbai area. In just one neighborhood, some 6 shacks located at the base of a hill collapsed on top of each other.
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