Mumbai landslide kills 12

     Twelve people, including children, were killed and 13 others injured in a landslide in Mumbai on Friday morning. According to police the incident took place in the suburban Andheri area due to the heavy rain and water logging in the lower areas. Landslide hit the Lal Bahdur Shastri Nagar slum at Sakinaka early this morning, damaging over 20 houses, Additional Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta said. Mumbai Police have deployed ten fire engines to clear the debris from the spot. Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has announced a compensation of Rs one lakh to the family members of each of those killed in the landslide. Chavan has also announced medical aid of Rs.25, 000 and 50,000 to each injured. The state government has deputed, the Minister of State for Home, Naseem Khan to personally supervise rescue and relief operations.

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