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Heavy winds blew down a billboard in Mumbai on Monday, crushing a petrol station and killing 14. Dozens of people were trapped for hours under the debris, with 75 people injured, authorities said. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAt least 14 people were killed by a falling billboard in Mumbai, India after its structure collapsed due to stormwinds and crashed into several houses and a petrol station. Local police said the billboard measured 70 meters by 50 meters, or about 230 feet by 165 feet, and collapsed on Monday at a petrol pump in the Ghatkopar suburb.
Persons: Organizations: Authorities, Service, Local, Business Locations: Mumbai, India, Ghatkopar
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds ripped through Mumbai, the financial capital of India, on Monday, killing at least eight people, uprooting trees and causing power outages in many parts of the city, officials said. The deaths were caused by a large billboard that toppled onto a crowd of people seeking shelter, a local official said. Video on social media showed the billboard shaking in the storm before falling. One witness, Swapnil Khupte, said that when the rains and wind started becoming worse, he and his friends had taken shelter at a gas station near the billboard. When it collapsed, he said, many of the people trapped under it were women and children.
Persons: Swapnil Khupte Locations: Mumbai, India, Ghatkopar
Mumbai billboard collapses during rainstorm leaving four dead
  + stars: | 2024-05-13 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
At least four people are dead, 61 injured and more than 40 feared trapped after a massive billboard fell during a rainstorm in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Monday, local officials said. The rainstorm was accompanied by gusty winds, causing the billboard, located next to a busy road in the eastern suburb of Ghatkopar, to collapse on some houses and a petrol pump. A rescue operation for the people remaining trapped under the billboard is ongoing. Firefighters stand next to vehicles crushed by the billboard, which fell during a rainstorm in Mumbai, India, on May 13, 2024. Mumbai, like several Indian cities, is prone to severe flooding and rain-related accidents during the monsoon season, which usually lasts from June until September every year.
Persons: Stringer Organizations: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Firefighters, Reuters Locations: Mumbai, Ghatkopar, India
Sursa foto: Indian ExpressBărbat, chemat de primărie să-și ridice certificatul de deces; „Le-am spus că nu am cum să fiu mort dacă vorbesc cu mine”Săptămâna aceasta, un bărbat indian de 54 de ani a primit cel mai ciudat apel telefonic din viața lui: a fost sunat pe mobil de la primărie și invitat să-și ridice certificatul de deces. Chandrashekhar Desai, din Manpada in Thane, spune că a fost bolnav de Covid-19 în august 2020 și s-a tratat acasă. În timpul perioadei de izolare a fost sunat o singură dată de autoritățile medicale care l-au întrebat de sănătate. A fost surprinsă și m-a întrebat dacă altcineva din familie a murit sau a fost infectat cu Covid”, a spus bărbatul. ), dar nu și-au recunoscut greșeala... Dar mi-au promis că vor lua măsurile necesare pentru a corecta eroarea ”, a spus Desai.
Persons: Chandrashekhar, Desai Organizations: Indian, Bărbat Locations: Ghatkopar
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