Incidents of Wall collapses and tree falling increase as city receives Heavy Rainfall

The suburban areas of the city saw water logging and heavy traffic jams due to immense rainfall.

Incidents of Wall collapses and tree falling increase as city receives Heavy Rainfall

July started with the city receiving good rainfall. However, after a good first week, the weather had become dry and humid across Mumbai. However, rainfall has again resumed in the city since July 13, and the continuous relentless rain showers in the city have added extra trouble to the state which is already battling the deadly coronavirus infection with the highest number of cases. 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Observatories of Colaba had recorded 39 mm and Santacruz had recorded 80.2 mm on Wednesday evening. Due to torrential rain showers, water had accumulated in areas of Dadar, Sion Road, Matunga, Andheri and Khar Road. Mumbai police had to stop the traffic on these routes and divert the traffic to an alternative route. The municipal administration later clarified and updated the citizens when the traffic was smoothened on these routes. 

According to the civic body, due to an increase in rainfall, trees have fallen in 24 places, short circuits have occurred in six places and there were accidents in four places during this period. Out of the six short circuits in Mumbai, one incident took place in the city, while two took place in the eastern suburbs and the rest three in the western suburbs. 

At the same time, there were also reports of walls collapsing in four different places. On the first floor of a three-storey building in Grant Road's Pavwala Lane, part of a house collapsed. The 20 families residing in the building have been relocated to safer places. There were no casualties reported by media reports, but two people who were slightly injured were rushed to a nearby hospital by the police. Since the rainfall has intensified in the last 24 hours, IMD has upgraded the warning status from orange to red alert in Mumbai.

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