In Mumbai’s neighbouring Palghar district a 16-year-old boy was washed away by floods. Heavy rains led to water levels rising over tracks in some sections, resulting in the suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns, a Western Railway official said.
Mumbai: Heavy rains overnight in Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Saturday (August 3) crippled normal life and disrupted rail and air traffic on Sunday (August 4) morning.
Amidst the torrential downpour which continued to pound the city and its neighbouring areas, a 16-year-old boy was washed away by floods in the neighbouring Palghar district, an official said.
Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour for the second day in a row, with no immediate respite likely as the weather office 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 rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
The city, its neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town have been witnessing incessant rains since last two days, and many incidents of tree fall were reported from there, an official said.
In the last 24 hours, the city received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250 mm downpour, IMD's deputy director KS Hosalikar stated.
Being a Sunday, most officegoers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services on various routes.
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Last Updated Aug 4, 2019, 1:16 PM IST