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Wet Saturday dampener

mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2010 01:18 IST
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Heavy rain

Heavy rain lashed the city through Saturday causing traffic jams and waterlogging.

Hindmata junction in Parel, Sion and Thakkar Bappa Colony near Kurla highway junction were amongst the regions that got waterlogged.

Traffic officials said vehicles had to be diverted during the morning and evening peak hours, but given that it was a weekend, traffic was comparatively less.

Suburban services on both Central and Western Railway ran smoothly with minor delays.

According to the disaster control room in BMC, there was 50.22 mm in the city, 86.82 mm rain in eastern suburbs and 55 mm in the western suburbs.

Two drowning cases were reported as a 50-year-old man was found in Vihar lake on Friday around 8 pm and an 18-year-old boy drowned in Tulsi lake.

While the man was declared dead in Mulund Hospital, the body of the boy who fell into the lake at 2 pm on Friday was found at 8.09 am on Saturday. Fire brigade officials and the national disaster team rushed to the spot, but found him dead.

In other incidents, a part of a shop collapsed at Laxmi Napoo Street in Matunga, but no injuries were reported.

In the eastern suburbs, a slab collapsed at Praja CHS in Ghatkopar at 12.10 pm.

Thane: Thane city received 56 mm average rainfall from Friday 8 am to Saturday 8 am, causing floods in parts of the area. A drain wall collapsed near the state transport bus workshop at Khopat. No injuries were reported. The bridge connecting Aane village in Bhiwandi and Khadavli in Kalyan was submerged after the Bhatsa River overflowed.


Maharashtra: Most parts of western Maharashtra, except Solapur district, have been receiving moderate to heavy rainfall for the three days. Three major roads in Kolhapur have been shut because of the swollen Panchganga River.

Rest of Maharashtra:

There was an average of 66 mm rain per hour and 538 mm rain till 3 pm on Saturday in the Konkan area. Ratnagiri

and Sindhudurg district were