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India: Traffic disrupted as Mumbai flooded after heavy rain

India, Mumbai
September 24, 2020 at 08:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Heavy overnight rain hit Mumbai on Tuesday, leaving parts of the city submerged as train stations and rail traffic in some areas had to be suspended since Wednesday morning due to severe flooding.

Locals were seen walking, driving cars and pushing motorcycles and bicycles through knee-deep water, as traffic and roads were submerged.

The weather department confirmed that some suburbs received over 280 mm of rainfall within 24 hours as the city is expected to receive more rainfall during Thursday.

Further reports of the weather office described the event as "flood-like situation", warning about the possible danger of old and unmaintained buildings and structures being damaged or potentially collapsing. Several forces of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are ready to be deployed in case of emergency.

Reportedly the flood has been caused by Monsoon rains, that hit the whole Konkan belt within the last few days.

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Heavy overnight rain hit Mumbai on Tuesday, leaving parts of the city submerged as train stations and rail traffic in some areas had to be suspended since Wednesday morning due to severe flooding.

Locals were seen walking, driving cars and pushing motorcycles and bicycles through knee-deep water, as traffic and roads were submerged.

The weather department confirmed that some suburbs received over 280 mm of rainfall within 24 hours as the city is expected to receive more rainfall during Thursday.

Further reports of the weather office described the event as "flood-like situation", warning about the possible danger of old and unmaintained buildings and structures being damaged or potentially collapsing. Several forces of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are ready to be deployed in case of emergency.

Reportedly the flood has been caused by Monsoon rains, that hit the whole Konkan belt within the last few days.

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