Monsoon havoc in Mumbai: Heavy rains claim three lives, hit traffic, train services

25 June 2018, 04:35 PM
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Mumbai; four dead, traffic, train hit (Photo: ANI)
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Mumbai; four dead, traffic, train hit (Photo: ANI)

Incessant rains hit normal life in Mumbai and water accumulation caused traffic jams in the metropolitan city on Monday. Malad received the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm while Colaba recorded 90 mm and Santacruz 195 mm of rain at 5.30 am on Monday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD issued a warning of “heavy to very heavy” rains in Mumbai over the next few days as monsoon revived again on Sunday.

As the heavy downpour continued since last night, several areas of the city got flooded resulting in traffic jams due to waterlogging. Some houses in low lying areas of the country’s ‘financial capital’ were also inundated.

LIVE Updates

# 12:30 PM: Heavy rains claim three lives in 24 hours: Three people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours in Mumbai. Among the three people killed, one was a 15-year-old who died after falling into an open pit in the suburb of Malad.

# 10:45 AM: Building collapses in Wadala due to heavy rains: Seven cars damaged after wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala's Antop Hill following heavy rain. 

#10:25 AM: Water accumulation at Matunga East area: Visuals of water-logging from Mumbai's Matunga East area. According to India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to continue in the region.

#08:50 AM: Mumbai rains getting intense: The rains have started getting intense in Chembur, reports private weather forecast agency Skymet. "Mumbai heavy Rains to continue. Officer goers please take your call accordingly. Disruption in local trains flights and traffic is possible," tweets Skymet's Mahesh Palawat.

#08:30 AM: Waterlogging in Chembur East: Heavy rains rashed Mumbai resulting in water logging at several places, including Chembur East. 

#08:15 AM: IMD explains latest weather scenario: "Synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat," explained the IMD.

#08:00 AM: Local trains running with a slight delay: Considered as Mumbai’s lifeline, the local trains were running with a slight delay of 5-7 minutes due to the incessant rains.

#07:40 AM: Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates: The notorious Mumbai rains are back in the city, turning the normal life out of gear. The heavy rains overnight resulted in water logging in low lying areas and traffic jam situation in the metropolitan. Watch this space as we bring you all the latest Mumbai weather updates.

First Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 08:38 AM
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