Heavy rainfall: SUV sinks into ground in Mumbai's Ghatkopar
In a bizarre incident, a parked SUV had sunk after a portion of the parking space of Ramnivas Society in Ghatkopar caved in, according to Indian media reports.
The car was parked on a well that was covered with a cement slab according to the police. The video of the car sinking went viral on social media on Sunday. No injuries were reported as there was no one inside the car.
According to Indian media, the traffic police were the first to reach the location. "We believed that the incident had occurred on a street and would cause traffic congestion. On reaching there, we figured it was private property," said an official.
Traffic police said that the society, located on Cama Lane, was constructed several years ago. "A portion of a well had been covered using reinforced concrete and was being used as a parking space by the society members. Due to excessive rainfall over the past few days and probably the weight of the vehicle, the concrete portion caved in around 9 am. Fortunately, there was nobody in the car," said a traffic official. The vehicle belonged to a resident, Kiran Doshi. Police said the society would have to arrange for a crane to pull the vehicle out. Doshi could not be contacted for comment.