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Intense rains likely in Mumbai for next two days: IMD

Two persons died after a chawl in Vakola collapsed and one was electrocuted in Thane amid heavy downpour in Mumbai.

Intense rains likely in Mumbai for next two days: IMD
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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Mumbai for the next two days as the heavy downpour continued on Wednesday morning. The downpour broke all the records on Monday and Tuesday as parts of Mumbai received nearly 300mm of rainfall which is the highest rainfall recorded in August in a decade. 

The IMD has forecast heavy rain in Thane, Mumbai, Palghar and Raigad district while Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg district is likely to receive torrential rains. In the past two days, Mumbai has received very heavy rainfall which led to waterlogging and flooding in parts of the city. Areas including Dadar, Worli and Malabar Hill received around 300 mm of rainfall. 

Two persons died after a chawl in Vakola collapsed and one was electrocuted in Thane. Heavy rainfall also caused a landslide on Western Express Highway near Kandivali early in the morning on Tuesday. However, no one was injured in the incident. 

Heavy rains are expected in Palghar and Thane districts on Thursday, torrential rains in Mumbai, while torrential to very torrential rains are expected in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

The heavy rainfall which Mumbai has not witnessed in a decade has affected the railways and road transport of the city which has resulted in Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) services coming to a halt. 

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray also took stock of the situation in parts of Mumbai along with BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. The administration appealed the citizens to stay at home. 

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