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Mumbai: Huge billboard collapsed, 14 killed more than 70 injured.

A massive billboard collapsed in Mumbai killing 14 people and dozens of people were injured during a fierce storm. On Monday, May 13, the billboard which the authorities estimate to be 70 by 50 meters fell onto residential buildings and a gas station in the city. The event unfolded due to robust dust storms followed by heavy rainfall, leading to widespread disruption in the urban area.

The incident happened at Pantnagar’s police ground petrol station, which is located along the eastern expressway. Several cars parked at the gas station had their roofs torn off by the billboard’s metal structure. Following the disaster, a large number of people were still trapped, and rescue efforts continued until early Tuesday. According to Mumbai Municipal Corporation, 31 of the 75 people who were injured in the accident and admitted to the hospital were later discharged. After a hoarding fell in the city, killing 14 people and injuring several more, Mumbai Police filed a complaint against Bhavesh Bhide.

The director of the company that put up the hoarding Is Bhavesh Bhide of Ego Media Pvt Ltd; investigations are being conducted. After the billboard, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to take down three illegal hoardings. These 3 hoardings are 80 by 80 square feet, according to a BMC representative. Teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are reportedly at the scene searching for survivors who may be buried beneath the rubble, according to the police.

Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, stated that the government would handle the injured parties’ medical care and that saving lives is the first concern. “The families of those who have passed away will receive Rs 5 lakh. Mr. Shinde stated, “I have directed the appropriate authorities to examine everyone of these hoardings in Mumbai.”

NEWS – PREETI CHAUHAN.

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