A parked car disappeared within seconds into a sinkhole at a residential complex in Mumbai, which has been receiving heavy monsoon rainfall over the past few days.
A video of the bizarre incident in Ghatkopar, which is doing the rounds on social media, shows the car’s bonnet and front wheels enter the sinkhole first. The rear part of the car follows and soon the vehicle disappears whole under the water.
The other vehicles parked near the car, including one right next to it, were not affected.
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The video has emerged at a time when Mumbai, along with other areas in coastal Maharashtra, is getting heavy monsoon rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department yesterday predicted heavy rainfall for the city over the weekend. While an orange alert was issued for Saturday, a red alert was issued for Sunday. The downpour over the past few days has led to waterlogging in several areas and also caused the Powai lake to overflow.
In view of the weather department’s rain forecast for the weekend, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a “high alert” for all agencies, including power utility firms. The Coast Guard, Navy and NDRF have been asked to remain on standby.