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Mumbai Rains: Citizens battle heavy traffic and delayed trains; Wall collapses in Wadala damaging 12 cars

Heavy rains in Mumbai since last night led to a chaotic Monday morning in the city. Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind schedule and slow traffic is being reported from several areas after last night and this morning’s downpour. Three people have died in Mumbai and Thane. Civic body officials placed pumps on stand-by as many low-lying areas in the city reported water logging.

Owing to the heavy showers, several parts of the city, like Dharavi, Sion, Matunga, Hindmata, Malad, Kurla, Andheri subway, Bhandup, Worli and Lower Parel, were flooded with water up to two to three feet, and vehicles got stuck in some places. “Traffic has been diverted from Sion, King’s circle, National College in Bandra, Siddharth Hospital in Goregaon, Chembur Phatak, Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, Milan Subway in Santacruz and Powai area of the city,” a statement issued by civic body said.

A huge part of a compound wall of Lloyds Estate, a residential complex in Antop Hil in south Mumbai’s Wadala collapsed, taking along 12 parked cars. The dramatic visuals showed five other cars covered in debris.The civic body and the fire department have vacated an entire wing of the building which houses senior lawyers, judges and businessmen.

Two persons were killed last evening when a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema in south Mumbai, said an official from the disaster management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). A 13-year-old boy was killed and his parents were injured when an adjacent wall collapsed on their house at Wadol village in Ambernath taluka of Thane around 2.15 am today, the district civic body’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. In another incident, a 65-feet compound wall of a housing complex in Thane city collapsed this morning, crushing two cars and another vehicle, he said. The district received 229.81 mm rain in the last 24 hours, Kadam added.

Many Twitter users shared pictures of water-logging and traffic, with #MumbaiRains remaining the top trend on Twitter this morning.

According to Skymet, at present, Mumbai in Maharashtra is the rainiest place in India with 231 mm of rainfall

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