Three dead as heavy rain lashes Mumbai; trains delayed

RSTV Bureau
Visuals of heavy water-logging from Mumbai's Sion area. (Photo: ANI)

Visuals of heavy water-logging from Mumbai’s Sion area. (Photo: ANI)

As the southwest monsoon picked up momentum, an incessant rainfall lashed Mumbai city claiming three lives in the metropolis and adjoining Thane district, official said on Monday.

Heavy downpour accompanied by thunder and lightning resulted in water-logging in several parts of the city and affecting the local train services.

Visuals from Postal Colony in Chembur East. (Photo: ANI)

Visuals from Postal Colony in Chembur East. (Photo: ANI)

Two persons were killed when a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema in south Mumbai. In another incident, a 65-feet compound wall of a housing complex in Thane city collapsed this morning, crushing two cars and another vehicle, official said.

In a catastrophic accident, seven cars were damaged after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill following heavy rain.

Seven cars damaged after wall of an under construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala's Antop Hill following heavy rain. (Photo: ANI)

Seven cars damaged after wall of an under construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill following heavy rain. (Photo: ANI)

The deluge brought the financial capital of India to halt, resulting in water-logged streets and roads, slowed and struck traffic, collapsing of wall, overflowing of dams, and incidents of deaths were reported from Mumbai and its vicinity.

In a constant weather notification, Mumbai police is tweeting the traffic update of the city for the convenience of Mumbaikars.

“The showers are heavy but so is our ‘bandobast’ on the streets to ‘be there’ for Mumbaikars. We are #AlwaysUpForDuty to help you reach your destination with a little care & caution from you during your journey #RoadSafety #MumbaiRains”, Mumbai police tweeted.

Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to continue in the city, said Indian Meteorological Department.