Mumbai Rains: Heavy showers pound financial capital; 3 killed in rain-related incidents

25 June 2018, 11:29 PM
Heavy showers pound Mumbai; 3 killed in rain-related incidents (Photo Source: PTI)
Heavy showers pound Mumbai; 3 killed in rain-related incidents (Photo Source: PTI)

The southwest monsoon on Monday picked up momentum in Mumbai, bringing heavy showers, which claimed three lives in the city and adjoining Thane.

Heavy rains lashed the city and Thane district throughout the Sunday night and continued on Monday morning, causing waterlogging at several places and slowing the movement of suburban trains.

Two people lost their lives after a tree fell on them near south Mumbai's Metro Cinema on Sunday. While a 13-year-old boy was killed and his parents were injured when a wall collapsed on their house at Wadol village in Thane around 2.15 am on Monday.

In another incident, a 65-feet compound wall of a housing complex in Thane city collapsed on Monday, crushing two cars and another vehicle.

According to a BMC statement, as many as seven cases of house and wall collapses were reported in the city but there were no reports of casualties in any of these cases.

In Mumbai, a huge part of a compound adjacent to Lloyd Building in Wadala caved in, burying dozens of cars.

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Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, whose party rules the BMC, reviewed the situation on Monday. Thackeray said measures to ensure water was drained out from flooded areas had improved considerably.

A container broke down on a bridge at suburban Vikhroli near the Eastern Express Highway on Monday, which caused slow vehicular movement in the area.

Local train services of the Central Railway (CR), Western Railway (WR) and on the Harbour Line corridor were running late by 5 to 10 minutes due to low visibility followed by rains. Certain diversions were made due to waterlogging on few routes of bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

Following these multiple disasters in the city, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam hit out at the BMC and demanded action against corrupt officials of the civic body's Building Proposals department.

Mumbai received 231.4 mm rain in the last 24 hours, according to an IMD official.

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The IMD has predicted heavy-to-very heavy rain in the city in the next 24 to 48 hours. These heavy showers are due to a cyclonic circulation over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat, and another circulation in the Bay of Bengal.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 10:48 PM
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