As incessant rainfall lashed several parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday and nearly 30 people were killed across the state in separate rain-related incidents flooding the airport and paralysing local trains. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are at the spot to carry out search and rescue operations.
Mumbai recorded its second-highest July rain over a 24-hour period on Tuesday in 44 years after the July 26, 2005, floods that killed more than 1,000 people. It was the highest with 944mm in 24-hours after the torrential downpour, especially in the suburbs, between Monday night and Tuesday morning. However, the quantum of rain was the highest 24-hour July rain in 10 years.
10:15 AM | Tiware dam in Ratnagiri breached; 6 dead while 20 missing
At least three people were killed and 23 missing after a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains, leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said Wednesday.
09:45 AM | Water logging leads to traffic jam on roads, buses diverted
Many buses operated by Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) broke down while some were diverted when rains pummelled Mumbai Monday.