Thane: A powerful cyclone struck the town of Padgha near Shahpur in Thane district, Maharashtra on Tuesday causing widespread destruction. Visuals from Padgha showed rains pouring with gusty winds, and lightning strikes. Chairs and other light weight objects were seen flying around due to strong winds in visuals surfaced on Twitter.
Dozens of trees fell and some houses were damaged. Power supply was interrupted due to the collapse of electricity poles in the area. The Mumbai Nashik highway has also slowed down. Few people have been injured due to the accident. Visuals of injured people have come up on social media. The injured have been taken to Gujjar Hall at Padgha in Bhiwandi for treatment.
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Earlier on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a weather forecast indicating the likelihood of thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds in three districts of Maharashtra within the next few hours. Additionally, the IMD has predicted rainfall across all districts of the state.