One dead as heavy rain batters Goa
Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to the seaUpdated: Sep 22, 2020, 12:12 IST
A senior citizen died after a boulder came crashing down on her house, while another family was rescued because their car started to drift after they attempted to drive through a flooded road, as incessant rainfall battered Goa and neighbouring coastal regions in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
A woman (65) succumbed to her injuries after a boulder came crashing down on her house at Vaddem in Vasco da Gama. Fortunately, her son (35) escaped unhurt.
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India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a red alert – a warning for heavy rainfall – for Monday.
However, the intensity of rainfall is likely to lessen on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Parts of Goa received around 20 centimetres (cm) of rainfall in the past 24-hours until 8:30 am on Tuesday.
The IMD has predicted isolated heavy rainfall with a wind speed of up to 40 kilometres (km) per hour until Thursday.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to the sea because of the inclement weather.