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Portion of Building Collapses in Mumbai Due to Heavy Rain -- Video

© AFP 2021 / PUNIT PARANJPEPeople walk under the rain along Marine Drive as rain falls in Mumbai on June 4, 2020, the day after cyclone Nisarga's landfall in India's western coast.
People walk under the rain along Marine Drive as rain falls in Mumbai on June 4, 2020, the day after cyclone Nisarga's landfall in India's western coast.  - Sputnik International
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New Delhi (Sputnik): India's financial capital Mumbai has been put on red alert for extremely heavy rainfall that has wreaked havoc across the city. Enduring loss of life and property, the city is also witnessing landslides, the suspension and diversion of train services. The National Disaster Response Force has also been deployed to help.

A day after three cranes crashed at India's largest port near Mumbai due to heavy rains, a part of a building collapsed in the cosmopolitan city's Dadar area on Thursday due to strong winds and rain.

However, no loss of life or property has so far been reported. A 9-second video purportedly shows the front portion of the building falling off due to a damaged balcony on the already damaged building collapsing on top of another structure under it, all caused by strong winds.

In a similar incident, a nearly $14-million loss was caused due to the collapse of three cranes at India's largest port near Mumbai, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. A video of that incident has since gone viral on social media.

​The city, home to the "national stock exchange", is currently battling heavy rainfall and flooding that has caused major loss of life and property in the city. While two people lost their lives, nearly 150 passengers were rescued by the NDRF after trains were stuck due to water logging and flooded tracks on Wednesday.

​Meanwhile, not just Mumbai, but the northern Indian state of Bihar is also in the grips of severe flooding, affecting 6.6 million people. Several districts in the state of Kerala have also been put on red alert for extremely heavy rainfall. Similarly, Karnataka is also being battered by heavy rain causing landslides.

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