Drushti Mungra, a 13-year-old girl, died after a tree fell on her at S.N. Dube Road, Dahisar (East) around 9.30 p.m. She was taken to a private hospital, but declared brought dead. Four passersby were injured after a portion of a slab of Munji House on Veer Savarkar Marg in Prabhadevi collapsed late on Friday. They were discharged after treatment.
Heavy rain slash today in Mumbai, water logging at Sion east area.
Flooded for hours
Most parts of the city experienced thunder and heavy rain after midnight, while the island city and suburbs had consistent, moderate to heavy rainfall throughout Saturday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 37 mm rainfall until 8.30 a.m. alone. Up to 8.30 p.m., the Colaba observatory recorded 157 mm rainfall and Santacruz recorded 64.4mm.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) automatic weather stations recorded 134 mm rainfall in the city, 54 mm in eastern suburbs and 87 mm in the western suburbs, up to 9 p.m. Among the areas that received the most rainfall up to 9 p.m. were Nariman Point (153 mm), Byculla (162 mm), Bhandup (101 mm), Bandra (134 mm), Andheri (137 mm) and Dindoshi (114 mm)
The IMD had downgraded its forecast for Saturday from ‘extremely heavy’ to ‘very heavy’. It has forecast similar heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday.
Most parts of the island city were inundated. Chronic spots like Hindmata, Parel TT, Sion’s road no. 24, King’s circle, Gandhi market, Dadar TT, Kalachowkie and Byculla were flooded for more than six hours, with water receding only in the evening. The suburbs saw limited waterlogging in Bandra and Kurla.
Traffic had to be diverted from King’s Circle to Bhaudani road; from Hindmata via its flyover; on Sion road no. 24; and from SV Road to Linking Road in Bandra.
“The intense rainfall led to flooding. All our pumps were operational and staff was on ground. We also ensured no manhole was left open,” said Keshav Ubale, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, F North ward.
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