Mumbai Rains: Body of Dr Deepak Amrapurkar found at seashore in Worli

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New Delhi | Published: August 31, 2017 10:13:56 AM

The body of renowned gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital Dr Deepak Amrapurkar was found at seashore at Worli on Thursday morning

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The body of renowned gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital Dr Deepak Amrapurkar was found at seashore at Worli on Thursday morning, reported ANI. Dr Amrapurkar had fallen in a manhole on August 29 when Mumbai recorded its highest rainfall since 1997. It was reported that Dr Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near the Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed the megapolis. As per a PTI report, a senior police official told the media that 58-year-old Amrapurkar had left for home by his car but due to water logging on the road he asked his driver to drop him near the Elphinstone Road station and started walking towards his residence. However, he failed to make it.

The doctor was missing since that day as Mumbai continued to battle against rain. “According to some eye-witnesses Amrapurkar fell in a manhole and police recovered his umbrella from near it,” said Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dadar Division. On August, he had told media that manhole was cordoned off and search operation with the help of fire brigade and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation personnel is on. Deshmukh also added that a missing complaint was lodged.

Meanwhile, a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai today. “Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse. We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people. We fear that several people are trapped under the debris,” a senior Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) official said.

It is still not clear that how many people are trapped inside the building. Search and rescue operations are underway with the help of local residents. A Mumbai Police official said the area near the building has been cordoned off. The fire department personnel and medical staff have reached the spot, he added.

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