Thane: As many as 26 persons have died so far in a wall collapse in Pimpripada area of Malad East due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Tuesday. A small dam called Tiware in Tehsil Chiplun of Ratnagiri was breached causing a flood-like situation in 7 downstream villages, ANI reported on Wednesday. At least nine persons were killed and 24 others were reported as missing in the Tiwari Dam breach. Notably, around 12 houses near the dam have been washed away. Soon after the incident, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, members of civil administration, police and volunteers had rushed to the spot.Also Read - Fire Breaks Out At School For Blind In Mumbai, 4 Fire Tenders At Spot

Besides, at least 25 people had lost their lives in rain-related accidents across Mumbai as the city witnessed the heaviest rainfall yesterday, breaking its record of 1974. Also Read - Fuel Price Cuts: Maharashtra Slashes VAT on Petrol by Rs 2.08, Diesel by Rs 1.44 Per Litre

The financial capital of the country was paralysed with most roads getting clogged and local train services, virtually coming to a standstill. Besides road and rail, flight operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were also hit severely due to heavy rains and a SpiceJet aircraft blocking a runway after overshooting it shortly before midnight. Also Read - Indian Railways Extend Run Of THESE Summer Special Trains. Chech Deets Here

In wake of the heavy rainfall, the Maharashtra government declared a precautionary public holiday on Tuesday in Mumbai, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis requesting people to stay indoors unless they have absolutely important work outside.

Live Updates

  • 5:45 PM IST
    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Referring to the Malad wall collapse incident, a senior civic official said that more than 75 injured people were admitted to civic-run hospitals. Besides,15 of those injured in the accident had been discharged from the hospital after primary treatment, he added.
  • 5:36 PM IST
    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: The rainfall in various parts of Mumbai has subsided. Therefore, schools and colleges which were previously shut down have been opened. Commuters can be seen boarding the trains the city is returning to normalcy, stated a report on Wednesday.
  • 4:37 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: The death toll in the Malad wall collapse incident has risen to 26. The incident took place in Pimpripada area of Malad East in Mumbai yesterday owing to heavy rainfall.

  • 4:01 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: The death toll in the Tiware Dam Incident has risen to 9 and 24 people are missing, stated news agency ANI. Meanwhile, search and rescue operation is underway.

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  • 2:13 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: CM Fadnavis spoke to Ratnagiri Collector, other officials and took stock of the situation after Tiware dam incident. CM expressed grief over the loss of lives and ordered inquiry. SIT to be constituted. CM Devendra Fadnavis asked minister Girish Mahajan to visit, Maharashtra CMO Sources told ANI.

  • 12:44 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Mumbai Airport has not been shut. One of the runways which used to take 45 flights per hour, is now taking 36 flights. So, there has been some dislocation. It will be sorted out very quickly.”