Nine people killed and at least 70 injured after falling billboard in India

This Monday, at least nine people died after a billboard collapsed during a severe storm in Mumbai, India, with municipal authorities in India’s financial capital also reporting that 70 people were injured by the structure, which is considered illegal. .

“So far, 78 people have been evacuated from the gathering, of whom eight were declared dead, while 70 others were injured. They were taken to various hospitals,” a police officer said. He said that search and rescue operations are going on at the spot. This information is from the local newspaper The Hindu.

A 30-metre tall billboard fell on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar area, while an under-construction metal tower fell on the road amid gusts of wind. In Wadala, officials said

A tree branch fell on a shop in Bandra, trapping two people. “One of them, a 38-year-old man, died while another was seriously injured,” a civic official said.

Unseasonal rain coupled with heavy dust storm at 3 pm darkened the sky and flight operations at Mumbai airport were suspended for an hour due to low visibility. Apart from this, local train services were delayed and there was traffic jam in many areas.

The airport operator said around 15 flights were diverted to different airports and runway operations resumed at 5:03 pm.

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