49,179 disasters were reported in Mumbai that claimed 987 lives

RTI activist Shakeel Ahmed sought information of disasters that took place between 2013 and 2018

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India’s financial capital — Mumbai — has witnessed a number of disasters between 2013 and 2018. So far, 49,179 disasters were reported that claimed 987 lives. In 2018, 6,730 disasters took place that claimed 96 lives that included 75 men and 21 women. Right To Information (RTI) activist Shakeel Ahmed acquired the information via RTI.  

It is believed that towers, increasing population and changing geographical conditions are leading to disasters.

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RTI activist Shakeel Ahmed sought information on disasters between 2013 and 2018 in Mumbai. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report, between 2013 and 2018, a total number of 49,179 incidents took place where 3066 people were injured and 987 people died. The year 2017 saw a large number of disasters where 11,524 people were injured and 226 people died which included 105 men and 121 women.  

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Disasters include tree felling, landslide, building collapse, wall collapse, short-circuit, gas leakage, oil spilling on roads, people falling in a manhole.


Statistics of disasters between 2013 and 2018

  • 21,452 tree felling incidents claimed 30 lives
  • 71 landslide incidents were reported that claimed seven lives
  • 234 people lost their lives owing to wall collapse
  • Of 20,074 fire incidents, 208 people lost their lives
  • 1291 gas leakage incidents were reported that claimed seven lives
  • 1119 oil spilling incidents were reported that claimed 22 lives
  • 639 incidents were reported where 328 people fell in the sea & nullahs and lost their lives
  • 506 minor accidents were reported that claimed 66 lives
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