Four dead, traffic delayed as heavy rain pounds Mumbai
Abrar Hussain: Four people died in Mumbai and adjacent areas since Sunday night after heavy rains battered Mumbai, hampering traffic and delaying trains, causing mass suffering to thousands of school and office-goers yesterday morning.
City officials have reportedly placed pumps on stand-by in many low-lying areas in the city after reports of water-logging.
Among the three dead was a 15-year-old who died after falling into an open pit in the suburb of Malad. A 13-year-old was killed in Thane in a wall collapse. Two more people died after a tree was uprooted near Azad Maidan in south Mumbai’s Dhobi Talao.
Meanwhile, a compound wall of a residential complex in Antop Hill in south Mumbai’s Wadala collapsed, destroying 15 parked cars. Footage depicted five other cars covered in debris. The fire department had also evacuated an entire wing of the Lloyds Estate which houses many bankers.