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One dies in Thane due to electric shock during Mumbai Rains

The incident was reported near Ovala Hanuman Mandir on Ghodbundar road in Thane. The body has not been identified yet.

One dies in Thane due to electric shock during Mumbai Rains
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Everyday lives of several Mumbaikars have been disrupted since Tuesday morning, as Monsoon hit the city and nearby areas. According to experts, the city will witness heavy rainfall until August 6, 2020, and an orange alert has been issued, keeping the forecast in mind. Waterlogging was reported in many parts of Mumbai, many of which were submerged in knee-deep water, especially the localities in the low-lying areas of the city.

The meteorological department on Tuesday issued a red alert in Mumbai and observing this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked some of the government and private offices remain closed unless it is needed for essential services.

Furthermore, it is reported that an unidentified person has died after being hit by an electric pole on Thane's Ghodbunder Road. The incident took place near Ovala Hanuman Temple on Ghodbunder Road, when there was a sudden power outage in the electricity pole on the road. It is also said that the person died after touching a pole, and officials have not been able to identify yet. The body of the deceased has been shifted to a government hospital.

Another incident was also reported on Ghodbunder Road when trees and electric poles collapsed at the locality named Tulsi Dham. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the accident and disaster management, fire brigade personnel immediately rushed to the spot on being informed.

Besides this, heavy rainfall in Mumbai has led to chaos at the Western Express Highway (WEH). Late on Monday, August 3, 2020, a landslide was reported between Kandivali and Malad, which led to a heavy traffic jam towards Goregaon. This road is currently closed to clear the rubble. 

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