Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Friday bringing life in the thronging city to a standstill. Three people were reported dead due to electrocution. A 60 year old woman died in East Andheri and two others were electrocuted in Goregaon East.

Severe water logging is witnessed is several areas causing inconvenience to commuters. Many public transport busses were diverted from their original routes to avoid the water logged areas. Scores of commuters were stranded on waterlogged roads.

Railway tracks a many places were completely submerged making it difficult for the movement of trains along the submerged tracks. Many trains were delayed disrupting normal life.

The Central Railways wrote on twitter “Monsoon arrives in Mumbai! Spells of heavy rains lash city. Local trains are running on Central Railway suburban section.”

Flight services from Mumbai Airport was severely affected due to rains and further delays are expected depending on the prevailing weather conditions. As of now flights are running with a delay of 40 min approximately.

Water logging was reported in areas of Mazagaon, Sakinaka, Kurla (W) and GhatKopar while the ANdheri subway was shut down for time being.

A four stroyed school building in Mumbra Township’s Kismat colony was evacuated and sealed after some chunks of plaster had begun falling due to heavy rainfall. An official from the civic body said the “Building is around 25 years old. The structure was placed in the C-B category of dangerous buildings. It will need repairs.”

A wall collapse was reported in Dadar East which injured three people. The injured were identified as Chandrakant Dinkar Todavale, Vijay Nagar, and 28-year-old Chetan Dilip Tathe, were admitted to KEM Hospital.

Heavy rainfall warnings were issued and fishermen were alerted not to venture into high seas due to rough weather conditions.

 

 

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