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Heavy rains pound Mumbai; normal life, rail traffic hit hard

Updated : 2019-08-04 13:58:47

Overnight heavy rains in Mumbai and its adjoining areas crippled normal life and disrupted rail and air traffic on Sunday morning. Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour for the second day in a row, with no immediate respite likely as the weather office here predicted more showers throughout the day. According to the city civic body, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in next 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall in India's commercial capital disrupted normal life, prompting authorities to close schools and colleges Saturday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Heavy rainfall in India's commercial capital disrupted normal life, prompting authorities to close schools and colleges Saturday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters navigate their way through a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters navigate their way through a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters hold hands and walk past flooded train tracks in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters hold hands and walk past flooded train tracks in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters hold hands and walk past flooded train tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Commuters hold hands and walk past flooded train tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
An overloaded bus drives past a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
An overloaded bus drives past a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A boy pushes his friend playfully past flooded train tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A boy pushes his friend playfully past flooded train tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A girl runs as waves from high tide enter a shanty area in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A girl runs as waves from high tide enter a shanty area in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Children hold hands and wade through a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Children hold hands and wade through a flooded street in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A train stands on a waterlogged track in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A train stands on a waterlogged track in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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