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10 dead in rain-related incidents in Mumbai


MUMBAI: Ten people died in house collapses in Mumbai as incessant overnight rains pounded the city and nearby areas, officials said.

Seven people died and two were injured after a house wall collapse at Vashi Naka in Mumbai's Mahul area, a fire official said.

A retaining wall collapsed at 1 am after a tree fell on it, he added.

Three hutment dwellers were killed as five shanties collapsed after a landslide following incessant overnight rains in Mumbai's Vikhroli suburb at 2.30 am, a civic official said.

Two persons were injured and were sent to a nearby hospital, he said.