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Mumbai rain: Heavy downpour across city suburbs, Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai; three people reportedly killed

Heavy rain lashed the city of Mumbai, parts of Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai on Saturday, causing waterlogging in sevral parts and temporarily disrupting suburban rail services. According to some reports, three persons were killed in rain-related incidents.

 According to Hindustan Timestwo unidentified bodies were recovered from the Khadavli river in the Kalyan-Dombivli region, and a 40-year-old woman was electrocuted in Mumbai's Ghatkopar. Two people were also reported injured. At least 40 people were stranded at Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai, out of which 35 people have been safely rescued, however, the other five are still missing. Rescue operations are still underway to rescue the remaining people.

 Mumbai rain: Heavy downpour across city suburbs, Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai; three people reportedly killed

People make thier way through a waterlogged street after heavy rains, at Sion in Mumbai. PTI

Visuals citizens shared on Twitter showed knee-deep waterlogging in parts of Kalyan and unusual traffic jams in Navi Mumbai and Thane.

According to reports, there was heavy downpour in suburban Mumbai, including the areas of Malad, Borivali, Powai, Bhandup and parts of Thane and Kalyan.

According to the India Meteorological Department, intermittent to very heavy rainfall is expected across parts of the city and its suburbs over the next five days. Weather scientist Ajay Kumar, India Meteorological Department told ANI that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to occur in Konkan, Goa and Mumbai in the next five days: 

In the last 24 hours, the Santa Cruz and Colaba observatories recorded 6.3 millimetres and 5.2 millimetres of rain, reported The Times of India. 

Suburban rail services affected 

Due to waterlogging on the tracks between Vithalwadi and Kalyan (near level crossing gate), train services were briefly halted between Badlapur and Kalyan around 10.40 am on Saturday morning, Central Railway tweeted. However, they resumed along the Kalyan-Badlapur section at 11.30 am, with a delay of 10 to 15 minutes. According to the latest updates, trains on the Western and Harbour lines are functioning on time, But Central Railway has cancelled and diverted several long-distance trains.  

Saturday's rain came three days after an overbridge leading to the Andheri station collapsed following heavy rain, disrupting train services and injuring five people.


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Updated Date: Jul 07, 2018 21:25:37 IST

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