For the third time this year Mumbai was pounded by rains bringing the country’s financial capital to a standstill. Since Monday evening heavy rains created water logging triggering a disruption in road and rail traffic and flights.
At least four persons were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai while search was on for a boy who was washed away.
About 1,300 persons living on the banks of the Mithi river were shifted by the National Disaster Response Force, disaster management cell of the BMC, fire brigade and the police after the river crossed its danger mark.
Since Monday, at least 52 flights were cancelled and 850 others were delayed. On average, Mumbai airport handles at least 1000 flights each day.
The IMD has issued a ‘Red Alert’ for Mumbai and surrounding districts which could be lashed by very heavy rains over the next two-three days. Private Weather Forecaster, Skymet predicts 41mm of rains for Friday.
Below are a few devastating images shared by social media users:-
— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) September 4, 2019
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) September 4, 2019
Despite the torrential rains,that brings the city # Mumbai to a grinding serpentine halt, the #postmen continue their work, with iron hearts, against all odds, braving the weather! #excellentservice pic.twitter.com/mLtvasrEL9
— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) September 4, 2019
half day work, full day commute 😕 pic.twitter.com/hpKHbnigi4
— Laagle Saglyanche (@jmzagade) September 4, 2019
#IndianNavy rescue teams from #WesternNavalCommand come to aid of stranded Mumbaikars in the suburbs as torrential #MumbaiRains bring trains and traffic to a halt. Approx 60 rescued so far. More teams are ready for any eventuality. @CMOMaharashtra pic.twitter.com/uLt30HGneK
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) September 4, 2019
— Nita Kewl (@Nitzmatazz) September 4, 2019
— Bhushan (@konkaniaadmi) September 4, 2019
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