Mumbai Rains: Waterlogged Streets, Traffic Woes Paralyse City

Mumbai: Three persons were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents on Friday in Mumbai, which was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains this monsoon.

Heavy showers continued on Saturday morning as Mumbaikars woke up to waterlogged streets, choked drains and traffic woes-bringing the city to a standstill.

Three persons died of electric shocks, while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs, a spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

According to the civic official, the deceased were identified as Kashima Yudiyar (60), a resident of Andheri (East), Rajendra Yadav (60) and Sanjay Yadav (24) — both from Goregaon (East).

Two others suffered injuries in the Goregaon incident and were admitted to a local hospital, he said. The police were inquiring into the Goregaon electrocution incident, he added.

Three persons were injured when a portion of a wall collapsed in Dadar (East), he said, adding that they were admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital.

Waterlogging was reported from areas like Dadar, Wadala, Worli, Kurla, Chembur, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivili, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg and Bhandup, among others.

The BMC said pumping out water will take time because of high tide in the Arabian Sea. It further appealed to the citizens to avoid driving in the waterlogged areas.

“We request all citizens to not drive into waterlogged areas till the water is pumped out. We understand you may get slightly delayed but let’s not compromise on safety,” the civic body said in another tweet.

The IMD has forecasted more rains for Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

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