Two boys were electrocuted in Marol, Andheri, as heavy rains lashed the city between 8 pm and 10 pm on Monday after a brief dry spell. According to civic officials, Sagar (14) and Mohammad (11) were electrocuted at around 9.30pm.
“Locals rushed them to Holy Family hospital, but they were declared dead before admission,” said a civic official from BMC’s disaster management cell.
No further details were available at the time of going to press.
The heavy rain also disrupted train services and led to traffic snarls on the roads. While the average rainfall in the island city between 8pm and 10pm was 26.34 mm, the eastern and western suburbs received 36.9 mm and 30.79 mm, respectively.
However, certain pockets witnessed much heavier rainfall. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control department, Worli Naka received the maximum rainfall at 68.3 mm. Water logging was reported in areas such as Chembur, Deonar, Ghatkopar and Dadar.
According to data from the civic disaster room, there were 29 complaints about water logging till 11 pm. Around 26 trees collapsed as well, but civic disaster officials said no one was injured.
According to private weather forecaster Skymet, Mumbaiites will have to brace themselves for heavy rainfall today and tomorrow as the monsoon clouds are progressing from Konkan towards the city.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the city would receive thunder showers in the next 48 hours with one or two heavy spells.