Maharashtra rains: Minor girl, three others washed away in Palghar
Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in neighbouring Palghar district.
Thane: Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in neighbouring Palghar district, police said on Wednesday.
Out of the four, body of the minor girl has been recovered so far, Palghar police said.
"The three-year-old victim was travelling on a motorcycle with her kin. When their vehicle reached Waghoba Khind, it skidded and the girl fell into the flood water. She was washed away and her body was recovered later," police said.
In another incident, a youth fell into a swollen nullah in Palghar town and was washed away. His body is yet to be recovered, they said.
Similarly, in separate incidents in Virar and Vasai townships in the district, two persons fell into the gushing waters of nullahs and were swept away. "Their bodies are yet to be recovered," police said.
In Thane, body of an unidentified man aged around 35 years, was found in a nullah near Jail Talao around 9 am, the regional disaster management cell (RDMC) said.
"The body was fished out and sent for a post-mortem," the officials said.
Thane city received 340 mm rains throughout the day on Tuesday, the weather bureau of Thane Municipal Corporation, (TMC) said.
Earlier, the IMD had sounded an orange alert, but it is now been changed to red alert for Wednesday because of the 'favourable synoptic conditions'
The Mumbai Police shared the video of the incident on its official social media handle along with the hashtag #AamhiDutyVarAhot.
Though there was increased rain intensity in the city and suburbs since morning, there was no report of any major water logging in low-lying areas like Hindmata, Matunga and Kurla