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Two killed as rain continues to lash Thane district

Two persons were killed and two others injured after incessant rain lashed Thane district for the second day in a row.

mumbai Updated: Sep 05, 2012 01:34 IST
Megha Pol
Megha Pol
Hindustan Times

Two persons were killed and two others injured after incessant rain lashed Thane district for the second day in a row.

SD Choudhary, naib tehsildar of Palghar, said, "Parvati Lahu Sawara, 59, was killed when the wall of her house in Kawathe Manor village collapsed. A 55-year-old man, Chaggan Patil died after his bike skidded on Makhane Road."

Choudhary said a landslide was also reported in a remote village in Palghar. However, there were no casualties.

Thane city received 189mm rainfall while the district recorded a total rainfall of 2,395.60mm on Tuesday. Palghar recorded the highest rainfall at 422.20mm, followed by Dahanu (359mm), Talasari (212mm). Mokhada had the lowest rainfall with just 25mm.

Low-lying areas such as Vitawa subway, Vandana Cinema, Ram Maruti Road, Teen Hath Naka, Masunda Lake, Kalwa and Mumbra witnessed major waterlogging. Water also entered few slums in the area.

According to district authorities, parts of many areas in Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan were completely inundated owing to the downpour.

A landslide was reported in Kachore village near Kalyan and chawls in Netivali area, Malangad road and Waldhuni were flooded.

The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation was flooded early in the morning resulting in work being stalled in the civic body.

The underbridge joining Washind east and west flooded, disrupting communication lines with 60 villages. Also, the Kamwari river in Bhiwandi overflowed leading to no communication with 13 villages from the taluka.

Around 150 families had to be evacuated after water entered Mhada Colony, Sangampada, Khadipar and Idgah Road.

"There was waterlogging from Bhiwandi to Nadi Naka owing to heavy rain," said P Velrasu, Thane district collector. "We could not communicate with several villages in the district owing to waterlogging. However, the lines have been restored now."

The Palghar police station was totally flooded, damaging various records.

Other adjacent police stations including the one in Manor area was also cut off, making it difficult for policemen to operate.

First Published: Sep 05, 2012 01:33 IST