Mumbai Parking Lot Collapse Traps One, Damages Vehicles

A severe storm caused an under-construction metal parking tower to collapse in Mumbai's Wadala area, trapping one person and damaging 8-10 vehicles. In a separate incident, a shed at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar collapsed, injuring at least 10 people.

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Mumbai Parking Lot Collapse Traps One, Damages Vehicles

Mumbai Parking Lot Collapse Traps One, Damages Vehicles

On Monday, a severe storm with gusty winds and heavy rain hit Mumbai, causing an due under-construction metal parking tower to collapse on a road in the Wadala area. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), one person was trapped in a vehicle, and a rescue operation was underway. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties.

Why this matters: The incident highlights the need for stricter safety regulations and inspections of under-construction buildings, especially in densely populated areas like Mumbai, to prevent such accidents. It also underscores the importance of disaster preparedness and emergency response systems in the face of extreme weather events.

The incident occurred at Barkat Ali Naka on the busy Wadala-Antop Hill Road in Mumbai, where the metal parking tower collapsed, damaging 8-10 vehicles. A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms, showing the multi-story metal parking tower coming crashing down on the busy road amid strong winds.

The BMC, Mumbai Fire Brigade, local police personnel, and 108 Ambulance services were deployed to aid in the relief, operations. The rescue operation was led by the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), which worked to free the trapped person. Two fire engines and a rescue van were rushed to the scene to assist in the efforts.

In a separate incident, at least 10 people were injured when a shed at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar suddenly collapsed amid the dust storm and rains. The incident occurred at the Petrol Pump in Police Ground at the busy Eastern Express Highway in Ghatkopar East. Several people were trapped beneath the debris, and a rescue operation was underway.

More than 10 patients were brought to Rajawadi Municipal Hospital in Ghatkopar (E) with head and multiple injuries. A senior doctor at the hospital confirmed that the injured were being treated by a team of doctors, and arrangements were being made in the casualty and trauma unit to accommodate more patients.

Preliminary inquiries revealed that gusty winds and heavy rain on Monday led to a huge hoarding collapse, which fell on the roof of the BPCL petrol pump, resulting in the mishap. Police and rescue operations were underway to pull out the injured and clear the debris.

Key Takeaways

  • Severe storm hits Mumbai, causing metal parking tower to collapse in Wadala area.
  • One person trapped in vehicle, rescued with no reported casualties.
  • 8-10 vehicles damaged, busy road affected.
  • Separate incident: 10 people injured in shed collapse at Ghatkopar petrol pump.
  • Gusty winds and heavy rain caused both incidents, highlighting need for disaster preparedness.