Four dead, several trapped under billboard in freak accident in Mumbai

Four dead, several trapped under billboard in freak accident in Mumbai

After a massive billboard fell in Mumbai, India’s financial capital on Monday ( May 13 ), local officials reported that at least four people have died, 61 have been injured, and more than 40 have been feared trapped.

The poster next to a busy street in the northeast suburb of Ghatkopar, which was accompanied by stormy winds, fell on some homes and a gas station.

The people who are still encased beneath the banner are still in need of assistance. Flames services, police, disaster response authorities and other authorities are all involved in the recovery efforts, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the political system that runs Mumbai, said on X.

The towering banner was seen in news reports and social media posts before it gave manner and slammed to the ground.

Breezes OF UP TO 50 KMH

Parts of the Mumbai region were likely to experience mild spells of rain on Monday, accompanied by stormy winds churning out at 40 to 50 kilometers per hour, according to the local weather department.

There were momentary flight problems at the Mumbai aircraft, with 15 trip games and activities suspended for a little over an hour, ANI news agency, in which Reuters has a majority interest, reported.

Mumbai, like many other American cities, is vulnerable to extreme flooding and rain-related accidents during the monsoon season, which typically lasts from June to September each year.