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1 killed, 3 injured as rains throw life out of gear

mumbai Updated: Aug 29, 2011 23:40 IST
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India's financial capital was thrown out of gear on Monday as heavy rainfall left several parts of the city submerged. The local train services, Mumbai's lifeline, were badly hit leaving thousands stranded on streets.

Train services on the Central and Harbour lines were disrupted for over four hours as the tracks were flooded, mainly at Kurla and Chunabhatti areas. Incessant rain also delayed services on the Western Railway line.

Several subways, including Dahisar, Kandivli, Malad, Jogeshwari, Santacruz, were flooded, hitting road traffic. Waterlogging was reported at roads near several station areas, creating massive traffic snarls on all major roads.

“Incessant rain coupled with high tide spelt ensured the city remained under water for long," said Laxman Vhatkar, chief engineer of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's storm water drains department (SWD).

In south Mumbai's Haji Ali area, a 21-year-old labourer was killed and three others injured when a 40-feet high wall collapsed.

All state-run schools were shut as water levels continued to rise. Rains, however, did not affect flight movement in and out of Mumbai.