17 Die in Mumbai Amid Heavy Rain; PMO Announces Compensation – The Quint

At least 22 people died in different incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai‘s Chembur and Vikhroli areas as heavy rains lashed the city on Sunday, 18 July.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on the loss of lives and hoped for a speedy recovery of the injured people. Further, the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted that the families of those who died would be given a sum of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF and Rs 50,000 would be given to those who were left injured.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, while expressing grief over the deaths, too, announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the kin of each deceased. He also said that free treatment would be provided to the injured.

Rescue operations are underway and around 15 people have been rescued from Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area, NDTV reported, quoting officials. At least 17 people were killed in the incident. Several people were reported to be injured and were hospitalised. Two of them were later discharged, news agency ANI quoted Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai officials as saying.

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