5 people washed away on Mumbai’s Juhu beach, one rescued, four still missing, alert issued for Biparjoy
In Mumbai, 5 people have been washed away at Juhu beach amid Biparjoy cyclone alert. Of these, one has been rescued while 4 are still missing. Due to the cyclone on the Arabian Sea, the sea was on the rise and high waves were rising.
Cyclone Biparjoy update: accident on Mumbai Juhu beach
- 5 people washed away at Juhu beach amid Biparjoy cyclone alert in Mumbai
- One of them has been rescued while search is on for 4.
- The sea was on the rise today due to the cyclone in the Arabian Sea
Mumbai: Amidst Biparjoy storm alert, a major accident has taken place in Juhu area of Mumbai. 5 people who came here to roam the beach drowned in the sea. One has been rescued with the help of the local people while 4 are still missing. Due to the cyclone in the Arabian Sea, the sea was rough today and high waves were rising.
Mumbai Fire Brigade and divers have been searching for the missing people for two hours. Still awaiting further details. It is not clear at the moment whether all the six people had gone to bathe in the sea or the wave carried them away. Civil and meteorological officials have issued warnings earlier and advised the general public and fishermen not to venture into the sea.
Preparing to deal with the cyclone in Mumbai
The NDRF has deployed two additional teams in Mumbai as a precautionary measure in view of the possibility of cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ making landfall in Kutch district of neighboring Gujarat on June 15.
In addition to the three teams already deployed in the metropolis, NDRF teams have been deployed in Andheri and Kanjurmarg areas in the western and eastern suburbs, respectively, an official said.
“We have deployed two more teams in addition to the three teams already present in Mumbai as a precautionary measure,” the official said. He said that the Disaster Response Force team based in Pune has been kept ready. He said that NDRF has sent four teams to Gujarat to deal with the possible effects of the cyclone in the Arabian Sea.
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