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11 cars damaged as wall collapses during rains in Mumbai

Cars remain trapped after the compound wall of Lloyds Estate near Dosti acres in Wadala, Mumbi, collapsed around 4 a.m. on Monday, owing to heavy rain. The internal road also caved in allegedly due to construction on the neighbouring plot.

Cars remain trapped after the compound wall of Lloyds Estate near Dosti acres in Wadala, Mumbi, collapsed around 4 a.m. on Monday, owing to heavy rain. The internal road also caved in allegedly due to construction on the neighbouring plot.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe

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The IMD has predicted continuous rain or thundershowers with heavy to very heavy rainfall for Monday.

A portion of a building’s compound wall and an internal road caved-in in Wadala on Monday, allegedly due to ongoing construction work in a neighbouring plot, and damaged 11 cars. Antop Hill Police has registered an FIR against the builder.

Lloyd’s Estate is a prominent housing society consisting of nine buildings. Around 4 a.m. Monday, a section of the internal road and a portion of the compound wall in the parking area near Wadala Heights (one of the buildings) caved-in, leaving a large crater in the ground. The Fire Brigade was called. No casualty was reported.

Ajay Singh Rathod, a resident, said, “I heard a loud noise and I looked outside. To my horror, I saw the parking floor slowly slipping down with parked cars. I immediately warned all my neighbours and we evacuated the building.”

Two vehicles broke down due to water-logging at King's Circle in Mumbai on Monday.

Two vehicles broke down due to water-logging at King's Circle in Mumbai on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakhwe

More rains predicted

The IMD has predicted continuous rain or thundershowers with heavy to very heavy rainfall for Monday.

11 cars damaged as wall collapses during rains in Mumbai

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