The continuous rain in Maharashtra caused much destruction to both lives and property. Nearly, 15 people lost their lives after they got trailed under the debris of their houses due to landslides. Out of the given figure, 12 were from Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area and 3 from Vikhroli.
Addressing the media, the officials cited that the death toll is expected to increase as more people are feared to be trapped inside the debris. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) mentioned that 12 bodies were recovered in Chembur while seven more people are feared to be trapped.
Similarly, the NDRF team recovered 3 bodies from Vikhroli, and approximately 5 people are still trapped under the rubble. For the past few days, Maharashtra has been experiencing heavy rainfall leading to water-logging and disruption of traffic movement.
The heavy rainfall in the state has also disrupted the local train services. “The continuous rain has affected the Central Main Line and Harbour Line,” said an official.
Talking to the media, the Western Railway informed that 17 trains were terminated amid waterlogging on railway tracks at multiple locations in Mumbai. However, all the pumps in the state are operational.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai and its adjoining areas have received over 120 mm of rainfall in the preceding 12 hours. Issuing a ‘red alert’, it has warned that the city would continue to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next few days.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, who is also the Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban, has said that the state government is closely monitoring the situation. He said that as of 3 am, rainfall measured by IMD has revealed that a few places have crossed 200 mm.