At least 20 people have died after they got trapped under the rubble of their homes in Mumbai's Chembur & Vikhroli areas following heavy rains. Incessant rains lashed the city and its suburbs for several hours late on July 17 and July 18. A red alert has been sounded in the city and people have been advised not to venture out in the open. A ground-plus-one residential building collapsed in Vikhroli area in the morning on July 18, killing three people, as per BMC, the city's municipal body. Fifteen people have been rescued from Chembur's Bharat Nagar area and nine people from Vikroli's Surya Nagar, reported NDTV. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was saddened by the loss of lives and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died. Mumbai recorded 176.96 mm rain between 8 pm & 8 am, officials said, adding that the eastern suburbs recorded 204.07 mm & the western 195.48 mm, respectively. The downpour caused heavy flooding in low lying areas of Chunabhatti, Sion, Dadar, and Gandhi Market, Chembur and Kurla LBS Road.