Landslide kills 2 at Antop Hill in Mumbai

Jul 10, 2013, 16:27 IST | A correspondent

A landslide took place today morning around 8.00 am in Antop Hill area of Mumbai.

Following heavy rains today morning, there was a landslide in Mumbai's Antop Hill area.

Pic/ Atul Kamble

Two persons died in the incident and few are trapped under the debris. The incident took place at Wadala at around 7.15 am

Ambulances and fire brigades were rushed to the spot. Rescue operations are still on.

One of the deceased, Sandeep, is a 23-year-old youth. 

Pic/ Atul Kamble

Locals say that in the morning a large part of a hillock fell on some shanties, destroying them.

By the time the fire brigade officials arrived, the locals had rescued some people. According to sources, the structures that bore the brunt of the landslide were encroachments.

Pic/ Atul Kamble

Since early morning, Mumbai has been experiencing intermittent spells of heavy rains.

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