2021 Mumbai landslide
Location of Maharashtra in India
Date18 July 2021
LocationChembur and Vikhroli of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
CauseHeavy rainfall
Non-fatal injuries5[3]
Property damageSeveral houses collapsed

The 2021 Mumbai landslide was a series of landslides that occurred in Chembur and Vikhroli, the suburban neighbourhood located in Mumbai, India on 18 July 2021.[4] At least thirty-two people were killed[1][5] and several others injured after they were trapped under houses that collapsed due to landslides caused by heavy rains.[6] Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the loss of lives and announced ₹2 lakh ex-gratia for family of each deceased victim[7] while a sum of ₹50,000 would be given to the injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.[8]

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed nearly 120 people around the landslide area in Mahul, Chembur were shifted to safer BMC Schools nearby to avoid casualties in heavy rains.[3]


On 10 June 2021, at least twelve people were killed in a building collapse in Malad, a northern suburb of Mumbai, amid heavy rains and flooding.[9] In September 2020, 39 people were killed when a three-story building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane district near Mumbai, during the monsoon.[4]

Deccan Herald reports that landslides are a big killer in the city with 290 people dead and more than 300 injured in the last 29 years due to landslides incidents.[10]

Data from the BMC show that there are 291 landslide-prone areas across Mumbai and more than 50% of them are in the S ward, which comprises Bhandup and Vikhroli area.[11]


The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation claimed that it issued warnings to people living in these landslide-prone areas to move to safer places.[11]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh for the kin of each of the victims and compensation of ₹50,000 would be given to the injured.[7] Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra state announced a compensation of ₹5 lakh to families of those died and that the injured would be treated for free.[12]

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  1. ^ a b Singh, Laxman; Naidu, Jayprakash S; Naik, Yogesh; Bhalerao, Sanjana (19 July 2021). "32 killed as intense rain triggers landslides, leaves Mumbai flooded". Indian Express.
  2. ^ Jadhav, Rajendra; Jamkhandikar, Shilpa (18 July 2021). "Landslides kill at least 30 in Mumbai after heavy rains". Reuters.
  3. ^ a b Tembhekar, Chittaranjan (19 July 2021). "Mumbai: 19 died, 5 injured in Mahul landslide incident, confirms BMC". The Times of India.
  4. ^ a b "Landslides kill several in India's Mumbai after monsoon rains". Al Jazeera English. 18 July 2021.
  5. ^ "India: At least 25 dead in Mumbai landslide caused by heavy rain". Deutsche Welle. 18 July 2021.
  6. ^ Ray, Meenakshi (18 July 2021). "22 dead, several injured in Mumbai landslides after heavy rains". Hindustan Times.
  7. ^ a b Bose, Joydeep (18 July 2021). "PM Modi prays for Mumbai landslides' victims, announces ₹2 lakh ex-gratia for families". Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ "PM Narendra Modi expresses sadness at loss of lives in Mumbai due to heavy rains". New Indian Express. 18 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Mumbai building collapse: At least 11 dead as rescue efforts continue". BBC News. 10 June 2021.
  10. ^ Bose, Mrityunjay (18 July 2021). "290 killed in Mumbai landslides over 29 years, over 300 injured". Deccan Herald.
  11. ^ a b Singh, Lxman (21 July 2021). "291 landslide-prone areas in Mumbai, most in S ward". Indian Express.
  12. ^ "Mumbai Rain Havoc: CM Uddhav Thackeray announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased". The Times of India. 18 July 2021.