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Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

The incessant downpour has lashed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Saturday morning, triggering a fresh rain alert by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next 24 hours. In the view of this fresh warning, authorities have declared a holiday in schools and colleges across the metropolis. Heavy rains have also disrupted normal life in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. One person was electrocuted in Thane city while another suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery collapsed in Mumbra in the district. The IMD cautioned people, saying heavy rainfall warning on a "very-high-tide day" is "not a good combination". (All pictures are taken from PTI)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 August 2019, 05:09:58 PM
Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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Incessant downpour has lashed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Saturday, triggering a rain alert by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next 24 hours. In the view of this fresh warning, authorities have declared a holiday in schools and colleges across metropolis. Heavy rains have also disrupted normal life in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. One person was electrocuted in Thane city while another suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery collapsed in Mumbra in the district. The IMD cautioned people, saying heavy rainfall warning on a "very-high-tide day" is "not a good combination". (All pictures are taken from PTI)

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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Overnight rains in Mumbai and its suburbs led to water-logging in several areas.

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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Water-logging on tracks disrupted the suburban train services, as locals of the Central and Harbour routes were running behind schedule by 15 minutes. In the afternoon, the services between Kurla and Sion were suspended due to rise in water level and high tide.

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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However, flight operations at the Mumbai airport were not impacted, an airport official said.

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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Due to overnight rainfall in Thane district, roads and nullahs in some area were flooded. The rainwater entered a few housing societies and swept away vehicles.

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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Low-lying areas in Thane city were affected the most and parking areas were flooded. 

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

Mumbai braces for 'extremely' heavy rainfall; communication disrupted, schools and colleges shut

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In Palghar district, several villages were marooned as the roads connecting them were flooded.