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Mumbai dust storm and rains: 10 injured after huge hoarding collapses on shed of Ghatkopar petrol pump

Updated on: 13 May,2024 05:48 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Vinod Kumar Menon | vinodm@mid-day.com

10 people were injured after shed at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar collapsed

Mumbai dust storm and rains: 10 injured after huge hoarding collapses on shed of Ghatkopar petrol pump

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Atleast 10 people were injured after shed at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar suddenly collapsed amid dust storm and rains in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Monday.


The civic body said that a distressing incident took place at the Petrol Pump in Police Ground at the busy Eastern Express Highway in Ghatkopar East, as a shed collapsed. In the incident several people were trapped beneath the debris and their rescue operation was underway.


The officials said that a major mishap took place at the BPCL petrol pump, opposite Adani project in Pantnagar area of Ghatkopar. 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 the same and said they were making arrangements in the casualty and trauma unit, as they are anticipating equal no of patients, to be brought in.

Those injured are being treated by a team of doctors.

Preliminary enquries reveal that gusty winds and heavy rain on Monday May 13, that lashed many parts of the MMR region including Mumbai suburbs had led to a huge hoarding collapse and it fell on the roof of BPCL petrol pump, resulting in the mishap. Police and rescue operations are underway to pull out the injured and clear the debris.

The BMC said that after receiving the information, the civic officials and the Mumbai Fire Brigade rushed to the spot and promptly responded to the incident.

The Mumbai Fire Brigade, local police personnel, and 108 Ambulance services were deployed to aid in the search and rescue operation.

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