Mumbai, June 26: A portion of the road at Anandilal Podar Marg, Marine Lines, caved in following heavy rainfall in the city. Heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Mumbai on Monday morning, causing waterlogging and disruption of local train services, said ANI. (Also read: Five Dead as Heavy Rains Batter Mumbai) Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
The downpour led to waterlogging in several areas, including East Matunga, Sion, Colaba, Chembur East and Santacruz. Colaba Observatory recorded 90 mm of rains; meanwhile, Santacruz observatory recorded 231 mm of monsoon rains in the last 24 hours. According to Central Railway, local trains on all three lines (Mainline, Harbour, and Trans-harbour) ran 7-10 minutes late. Trains on Up and Down lines between Thane and Byculla stations ran late by 15-20 minutes. Also Read - Mumbai Rains Latest News: As City Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, Heavy Rains May Dampen Festive Spirits | Read Here Today's Weather Forecast
In a related incident, seven cars were damaged after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill following the heavy rain. In western India, heavy rains lashed several parts of south Gujarat, particularly Valsad, Surat and Navsari districts, causing waterlogging. In West Bengal, five people were killed in lightning strikes and one drowned after heavy monsoon rains and thunderstorms lashed the state, a state disaster management official said. He said a seven-year-old boy was killed in Purulia district and two others were killed in North 24 Parganas district due to lightning strikes. The official said a woman and a man of South 24 Parganas district were also killed in lightning strikes, said PTI. Also Read - Mumbai: One Dead, 4 Injured After Part of Building Collapses in Chembur
In Cooch Behar district, an 18-year-old person drowned in Sutunga river in Mekhliganj during the rains, he added.
The flood situation in Assam saw a slight improvement with waters in major rivers receding below the danger level, even as two persons reportedly drowned in the state’s Cachar district, taking the death toll to 26. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said, a total population of 96,993 in five districts was reeling under the impact of flood. The worst-hit district is Karimganj where 59,023 people have been affected, while the other districts hit by the current wave of floods are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Cachar and Hailakandi. (With Agencies Inputs)