8 Dead, 59 Injured After Huge Billboard Falls During Mumbai Dust Storm

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Tragedy Strikes Mumbai as Dust Storm Triggers Billboard Collapse at Gas Station

A massive billboard in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed onto a gas station during a severe dust storm this evening, causing widespread devastation.

Key Points:

  • Casualties: At least 8 dead and 59 injured, with fears of more trapped under debris.
  • Cause: Strong winds associated with the dust storm toppled the billboard.
  • Rescue Efforts: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are actively searching for survivors.
  • Government Response: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has prioritized rescue efforts and offered compensation to affected families. An investigation into the incident is underway.
  • Disruptions: The dust storm caused widespread disruption, including power outages, uprooted trees, and temporary suspension of local trains, metro services, and flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

Eyewitness Account: Swapnil Khupte, who witnessed the incident, reported a chaotic scene with people trapped under the debris of the collapsed billboard. Bystanders assisted with initial rescue efforts.

Weather Update: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for thunderstorms and moderate to intense rain in the coming hours.

This tragedy highlights the dangers of improperly secured structures during extreme weather events. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of proper safety regulations and inspections.

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Indu Jain
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