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Mumbai rains: City is still counting the dead and the missing


Mumbai: Apart from the hardships faced by Mumbaikars on Tuesday and the loss of business running into crores, there were some chilling facts: the count of those dead and missing from the deluge.

Renowned gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital Dr Deepak Amrapurkar (59) went missing near the Elphinstone Road station on Tuesday. Sadly, even after over 24 hours, there is no information of Dr Amrapurkar. The government had launched a hunt for him in every manhole and storm drain, but so far, there is no trace of the doctor, who is believed to have left the hospital for his home in Prabhadevi on Tuesday evening.

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Most of the five who died on Tuesday was due to drowning and electrocution, or concrete structures falling on them. In Ghatkopar, Rameshwar Tiwari (45) died and his wife Manju (34) and son Krish (9) sustained injuries after a slab collapsed on them.

Heavy rains caused mudslips in many parts. Two-year-old Nikhil Pal and another kid were killed after they were buried in mud at Panchsheel chawl in Vikhroli and Jan Kalyan society at Parksite. Many drowned in the waters flowing through the streets. An advocate died after he was trapped inside his car at Sion.