19°5′27″N 72°53′46″E / 19.09083°N 72.89611°E / 19.09083; 72.89611The 2000 Mumbai landslide was a landslide that occurred in Ghatkopar, a suburban neighbourhood located in Mumbai, India on 12 July 2000.[1] Seventy-eight people, including twenty-seven men, fifteen women, and fifteen children, were killed, while seven more were injured.[1][2] Most of the victims were residents of the Mumbai slums, where building and sanitation conditions are very poor.[3][4] Government officials promised that the immediate family of each deceased victim would receive Rs 25,000 from the government, while the immediate family of each injured would receive Rs 10,000.[1] Over one hundred and fifty firefighter personnel participated in search and rescue efforts, though officials reported little hope of finding any more survivors two days after the initial landslide occurred.[1][3] The landslide was caused by land erosion, following heavy rains and subsequent flooding that coincided with a high tide in the Arabian Sea.[3][5] According to meteorologists, more than three hundred and fifty millimeters of rain fell on the suburbs of Mumbai in the twenty-four-hour period before the landslide.[3] In the years since the 2000 Mumbai landslide, Mumbai has been determined by the Municipal Corporation Building to contain 327 areas that are in danger of landslides, including 49 in the city and 278 in the suburbs.[2] Since this revelation, thousands of huts have been relocated or reinforced to protect the inhabitants from landslides.[2]

2000 Mumbai landslide
Location of Maharashtra in India
Date12 July 2000
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Non-fatal injuriesunknown

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mumbai landslide toll 67, Army called". The Tribune House. 13 July 2000. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Mumbai is vulnerable to landslides: RTI activist". Sakal Times. Sakal Media Group. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Hope fades for landslide victims". BBC. BBC News. 14 July 2000. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. ^ Unger, Alon; Riley, Lee (23 October 2007). "Slum Health: From Understanding to Action". PLOS Med. 4 (10): 1561–6. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040295. PMC 2039756. PMID 17958462.
  5. ^ "Over 100 killed as torrential rains flood Mumbai". Rediff.com. India Abroad. 21 July 2000. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2015.