Following heavy rainfall that led to flooding in parts of Mumbai on August 29, the civic body has reported nearly 1,700 people being admitted to various public hospitals for dengue-like illness. In addition, at least 34 people contracted leptospirosis, with most cases caused by wading through waterlogged areas.
According to BMC report, a nine-year-old boy from Juhu and a one-and-half-old girl from Dharavi died of dengue on September 10. A 34-year-old man from Bandra became the third casualty.
While a 19-year-old man in Ghatkopar and a 27-year-old males from from Andheri succumbed to leptospirosis. Both were reported of wading through water.