Mumbai recorded over 250 mm of rain in just three hours (between midnight and 3 am), touching 305 mm by 7 am on Sunday, a meteorologist said. Heavy rains continued throughout Sunday with the IMD placing Mumbai under a red alert for the day indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated locations.
Maha rains: 5 of family dead as boulder crashes into slum in Thane
Five members of a family, including three minors, were killed on Monday evening after a boulder rolled down and crashed into a slum colony due to incessant rains in Kalwa area of Thane district, officials said. Thane Municipal Corporation's Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said the incident took place in Gholai Nagar, where five people - a husband-wife duo and their three children - were buried alive. The bodies have been retrieved from the debris by search and rescue personnel, he said. "Two children were rescued after the incident. All the deceased, including three minors, were from the same family," he said. Kadam said the boulder crashed on a house in a 'chawl' (an old row tenement), trapping its seven occupants, all from the same family. While two children, aged 5 and 18, were rescued, the five others died in the incident, he said.
Heavy rains in Mumbai again after brief pause; local train services disrupted
A day after heavy showers pounded Mumbai, the rain intensity reduced briefly on Monday morning but picked up momentum again during the day, causing water-logging at some places and disruption of local train services on the Central Railway route, officials said. On Sunday, 30 people were killed in the metropolis in rain-related incidents, including 19 in Mahul area of Chembur where a retaining wall collapsed on some houses after a landslide. On Monday, no fresh death was reported, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. However, after a brief spell of reduced intensity in the morning, the rains picked up pace again during the day, causing inundation in some areas.
Maha rains: 3 feared drowned in Raigad; IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Konkan region
Three people were feared drowned following heavy rains in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Monday, officials said, while the IMD sounded a 'red alert' for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, predicting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over the next 24 hours. Mumbai and its neighbouring districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad have been witnessing heavy rains since the last couple of days. The torrential rains over the weekend claimed 30 lives in the metropolis. On Monday, the Raigad disaster management department said three people were feared drowned at separate places in the district. It said one Suresh Koli (42) went for fishing in the Arabian Sea on a small boat which capsized in the waters. Efforts were on to trace Koli. Besides, one Pradeep Joshi (28) was missing after he ventured into the Poshir river in Karjat taluka, while another person, Deepaksing Thakur (24), was missing after he went for a swim in the Poyanje dam in Panvel taluka, the district administration said.
Heavy rains cripple Indian cities; at least 35 casualties
India's capital New Delhi and the main financial centre of Mumbai were drenched with heavy rain on Monday, a day after at least 35 people were killed across the country in landslides and house collapses triggered by downpours. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in north India, including New Delhi, over the next two days. In Mumbai, the IMD has issued a heavy rain and thunderstorm alert for the city and surrounding districts. At least 30 people were killed on Sunday in three Mumbai suburbs when several houses collapsed in landslides after rain. At least three people were also killed when a house collapsed in the northern state of Uttarakhand after a downpour, Reuters partner agency ANI reported. In a separate incident on Sunday evening, a three-storey building collapsed in the city of Gurugram, bordering Delhi. Two people were killed and rescue operations were still underway. Several low-lying areas of Delhi and Mumbai were flooded and Twitter was filled with images of submerged vehicles and people wading through waist-deep water. Mumbai's water treatment plant in the suburbs was flooded on Sunday forcing the municipal council to impose water cuts in some parts of the city.
Maha: Heavy rains cause landslide in Raigad; no casualty
Heavy rains caused a landslide in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Monday, but there was no report of any casualty, officials said. The district recorded an average rainfall of 186.51 mm in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Monday, they said. While Panvel town in the district recorded the maximum downpour of 284.2 mm, Mahad had the minimum rainfall at 89 mm during the same period, the district administration said in a release. A landslide occurred on Dighi-Mangaon Road in Kudgaon village on Monday, but there was no casualty officials said. Local traffic movement was stopped on the road and efforts were on to remove the debris, they said. On Sunday also, a landslide took place at Rajpuri village in Murud taluka. While there was no casualty, three-four houses were damaged, they said, adding that 24 people from five families were shifted to a safer place.
Rain intensity reduces in Mumbai after heavy spell; local trains, bus services back to normal
A day after heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Mumbai and claimed 30 lives, the rain intensity reduced on Monday, bringing some relief to citizens of the metropolis, officials said. The local train and road transport services, which were badly affected due to the torrential rains and water-logging on Sunday, were now running normal, they said. (PTI)
Suburban train services hit
A Central Railway spokesperson said the suburban services were running late after train services were disrupted between Thane, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Kanjurmarg and Chunabhatti due to heavy rainfall.
The central railway has rescheduled Mumbai-Pune Special train
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took stock of the preparedness by various government agencies in the evening to tackle any emergency with the IMD forecasting a severe wet spell for the next couple of days.Thackeray directed the agencies to remain more alert and asked authorities to keep a watch on landslide-prone areas and dilapidated buildings, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement. BMC commissioner IS Chahal, who attended a review meeting on the situation chaired by the CM, said that 27 people had lost their lives in the rain-related incidents.
Thane, Palghar hit by heavy rains
Heavy rains lashed Thane and Palghar districts during the night and on Monday morning, causing flooding at several places and claiming the life of a minor boy, officials said. Thane city received 151.33 mm rain between 9.30 p.m on Sunday and 7.30 a.m on Monday while Palghar district also witnessed heavy showers and received 108.67 mm downpour in the same period, authorities said.
The IMD forecast a severe wet spell for the next couple of days and issued an orange alert for Mumbai and the Konkan coast for the next five days. Winds might blow at the speed of 50 to 60 km per hour, as per the forecast. Further, heavy rains are expected on July 23 as well.
Mumbai recorded over 250 mm of rain in just three hours (between midnight and 3 am), touching 305 mm by 7 am on Sunday, a meteorologist said. Heavy rains continued throughout Sunday with the IMD placing Mumbai under a red alert for the day indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated locations. (PTI)