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Mumbai Rains: Landslide reported near the Western Express Highway in Kandivali

According to reports, there has been a landslide near the Western Express Highway in Kandivali.

Mumbai Rains: Landslide reported near the Western Express Highway in Kandivali
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With Mumbai expressing torrential rainfall since Monday, August 3, many areas of the city have been flooded. According to reports, there has been a landslide near the Western Express Highway in Kandivali,  a major north-south arterial road in the area of Mumbai. Although no one has died in the said accident so far, those living in the adjoining areas have been alerted.

With the continual downpour slashing Mumbai, a small part of the hill between Malad-Kandivali has collapsed. As a consequence, the road has been littered with mud and stones. This has also resulted in heavy traffic and many commuters travelling from Borivali towards Goregaon had to face difficulty. However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, torrential rains had started in Mumbai since Monday night. The IMD had earlier issued a red alert for Mumbai for August 4 and 5. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) further appealed to residents of the city to remain at home and urged commercial establishments, except those providing essential services, to remain closed on Tuesday, August 4.

According to the IMD, several areas in Mumbai and suburbs received more than 200 mm rainfall since Monday night and heavy showers were likely to continue for the next 48 hours. Many houses in the low-lying areas like Kurla, Sion and parts of Bhandup were flooded due to the heavy downpour. Moreover, several vehicles, which suffered engine problems due to the heavy downpour, were seen lying abandoned on the roads.

Other than Mumbai, IMD has issued a rainfall forecast till 8 August, for Coastal Karnataka, North Interior Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka.

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