sad! A storm in India topples billboards, killing 12 and injuring at least 60

Agence France-Presse reported from Mumbai, India on May 14 that Indian rescue workers were rushing to find survivors. Behind a billboard at a gas station in east Mumbai, destroyed by a violent storm. As a result, dozens of people were trapped under the rubble.

Mr. Gaurav Chauhan, Inspector of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said that officials confirmed that 12 people were found dead and the bodies of the deceased were recovered. Eight people were recovered from the wreckage of the billboard, while four other bodies remain at the scene.

“We have located the deceased. But their bodies cannot be exhumed. Because this gas station and the general situation could be dangerous,” Chauhan added.

Previously, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation stated in a statement that the accident resulted in at least 60 people being injured and rescued. He was admitted to hospital

While the Mumbai Police Force said in a post on the social media platform “X” that the collapsed billboard was 70 meters long and 50 meters wide.

Meanwhile, Mumbai was affected by strong winds. Combined with rain and dust storms last Thursday and as a result, many trees fell. Electricity was cut off for a short period in many areas of the city. As well as paralyzing the city's railway network. And also Mumbai International Airport. I had to temporarily suspend various flights and reroute at least 15 aircraft.

Image source: Agence France-Presse

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