Mumbai, June 12: A fatal accident was reported close to the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday. A 62-year-old man died after part of a hoarding collapsed and fall on him. The deceased was rushed to the GT Hospital following the incident. The doctors, however, declared him dead on arrival.
According to reports, the accident took place close to the east end of the Churchgate Railway station. The victim has been identified as Madhukar Appa Narvekar. Cyclone Vayu Impact in Mumbai: City to Witness Strong Winds, Police Ask People To Be Cautious
Update on Twitter:
Cement sheet of hoarding falls in Churchgate. The cement sheet falls on 62 years old person. He was rushed to GT Hospital but declared dead.
The incident took place outside Churchgate east station.
The deceased is identified as Madhukar Narvekar age 62@saurabhv99
— Mumbai Tak (@mumbaitak) June 12, 2019
The fatal accident is being linked to the onset of Monsoon, as the billboard is likely to have collapsed due to the high winds blowing across the coast of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The two states have been affected by the deep sea Cyclone Vayu, which is expected to make landfall close to Porbandar tomorrow.
So far, three casualties have been reported in the pre-Monsoon showers in Mumbai. While two deaths were electrocuted in Kandivali east, a woman died in Chembur after the tin ceiling of her shantie collapsed.