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Strong storm creates chaos in Mumbai, 8 killed and 64 injured due to falling of hoardings

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The massive storm that hit Mumbai on May 13 shook it. Due to this, people got stuck everywhere and traffic was also disrupted at many places. Many flights were also affected. Due to the storm, a 100-foot-long hoarding was uprooted in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. 8 people died in this accident, while 64 people were injured.

An official said that the accident happened near the gymkhana around 3.30 pm. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade, and police teams were sent to the spot to provide immediate relief. He said that many people have been injured in this accident. Cranes and gas cutters have been used during relief and rescue operations.

After the accident in Ghatkopar, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has canceled his election rally to be held in the Mulund area of ​​Mumbai. He wrote on the social media platform Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde also reached the spot and took stock of the situation.

After reaching the spot, he told reporters, ‘Our main focus is on saving the affected people. Our government will ensure that all the injured people get proper treatment. A compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased. I have asked the concerned departments to audit all such hoardings. ,

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says that rain may continue in many areas around Mumbai. There is a possibility of lightning, heavy rain, and storms in Thane, Palghar, and Mumbai. At the same time, the metro train could not run between Aarey and Andheri East due to it falling on a billboard on an electric wire. Trains were affected after a pole on the route between Thane and Mulund tilted due to strong winds.