'Never imagined this in my dreams,' says owner of car swallowed by Mumbai sinkhole

WION Web Team
Mumbai, India Published: Jun 14, 2021, 07:16 PM(IST)

Sinkhole that swallowed up a car in Mumbai Photograph:( ANI )

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BMC said in a statement said the incident has nothing to do with the civic body as it happened on a private housing society’s premises

Dr. Kiran Doshi, owner of the car that was swallowed by a sinkhole in India's western Mumbai city on Monday said he had never imagined in his dreams that such a bizarre incident would occur.

The video of a car sinking into a caved-in portion of a parking lot in the city's Ghatkopar residential society went viral on social media on Sunday (June 13). Authorities recovered the car almost 12 hours after the incident happened.

Doshi said his children rushed down on seeing the car drowning in the sinkhole and his daughter-in-law shot a clip of the incident.

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As per media reports, there was a well at the place which the residents covered with a concrete slab and started parking cars over it and the incident occurred due to land subsidence following rain.

Mumbai Traffic Police said ,"There was a well at the place. Some people covered it with concrete slab&started parking cars over it. Incident occurred due to land subsidence following rain. No one injured."

Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, formerly known as the Bombay Municipal Corporation, said in a statement said the incident has nothing to do with the civic body as it happened on a private housing society’s premises.

Terrestrial rains often skirt Mumbai, a metropolis of more than 20 million people, every year during the June-September monsoon season, filling potholes and overflowing sewage, triggering road accidents and killing many.

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