Watch photos and videos: Heavy rains pummel Mumbai overnight

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 18, 2021, 01:40 PM IST
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Heavy rains flood Nalasopara | Twitter/@ANI

As Mumbai slept the skies opened up with torrential rains measuring between 150 mm to over 200 mm in some areas, submerging many areas and playing havoc with road and rail traffic.

Twenty five people died in house collapses triggered by landslides following incessant overnight rains in Mumbai, which caused severe water logging and disruption of suburban train services and vehicular traffic in the financial capital on Sunday, officials said.

Vihar Lake, which supplies drinking water to residents of Mumbai, starts overflowing following heavy rainfall in the city

Vihar Lake, which supplies drinking water to residents of Mumbai, starts overflowing following heavy rainfall in the city | Twitter/@ANI

The Western Railway and Central Railway briefly suspended suburban train services in Mumbai after the heavy rains, and many long distance trains were terminated or regulated at various stations, officials said.

Seventeen people died as a compound wall came crashing down on some houses located on a hillock after a landslide, a fire official said.

The retaining wall of the Bharatnagar locality in Mumbai's Mahul area collapsed at 1 am, the official said. Seven people were injured and taken to nearby Rajawadi hospital, he added.

Seven hutment dwellers died as six shanties collapsed after a landslide following incessant overnight rains in Mumbai's Vikhroli suburb at 2.30 am, a civic official said. Two persons were injured and were sent to a nearby hospital, he added.

Sewri cross road caves in

Sewri cross road caves in | Twitter@AdimulamSweety

A parked tempo get stuck between the cracked road

A parked tempo get stuck between the cracked road | Twitter/@AdimulamSweety

The incident took place today morning in Sewri

The incident took place today morning in Sewri | Twitter/@AdimulamSweety

A 16-year-old boy died after a forest department compound wall collapsed in suburban Bhandup, an official said.

A viral video showed a two-wheeler being dragged in water in an inundated street in Chinchpokli area.

People wade through flooded roads as heavy rains flood Nalasopara

People wade through flooded roads as heavy rains flood Nalasopara | Twitter/@ANI

Streets in Nalasopara flooded with water

Streets in Nalasopara flooded with water | Twitter/@ANI

The suburban train services were suspended due to water logging on the tracks due to the overnight heavy downpour, railway officials said, adding the services were resumed in the morning.

Before the pandemic, both the Central Railway and Western Railway used to ferry over 75 lakh commuters a day in over 3000 suburban train services which are now allowed only for emergency services staff and government employees.

Rainwater entered houses in Hanuman Nagar, Kandivali East area of Mumbai

Rainwater entered houses in Hanuman Nagar, Kandivali East area of Mumbai | Twitter/@ANI

People wadding through waterlogged streets in Kandivali

People wadding through waterlogged streets in Kandivali | Twitter/@ANI

The rain fury reminded some Mumbaikars of the the 24-hour rainfall figure of 944 mm on July 26, 2005.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said.

Mumbai's Sion Railway track waterlogged  following heavy rainfall this morning

Mumbai's Sion Railway track waterlogged following heavy rainfall this morning | Twitter/@ANI

A sudden change in climatic conditions led to Mumbai witnessing over 100 mm rainfall in six hours, the IMD said in an early morning bulletin.

A sudden change in climatic conditions led to Mumbai witnessing over 100 mm rainfall in six hours, the IMD said in an early morning bulletin. | Twitter/@ANI

Alerts by the IMD are colour-coded from green to red. A 'green' alert stands for 'no warning': no action needs to be taken by the authorities, and the forecast is of light to moderate rain. A 'red' alert stands for "warning", and asks authorities to "take action". An 'orange' alert indicates that the authorities are expected to "be prepared"

A sudden change in climatic conditions led to Mumbai witnessing over 100 mm rainfall in six hours, the IMD said in an early morning bulletin. It also changed the rains forecast for the city from orange to red alert.

The IMD said that till 6.30 am on Sunday, Mumbai and adjoining areas received over 120 mm rainfall in preceding 12 hours.

Mumbai would receive "heavy to very heavy" rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, the IMD said.

Extremely heavy rainfall means precipitation of more than 204.5 mm in 24 hours, while heavy rainfall ranges between 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm rainfall, as per the IMD.

The bulletin issued at 3 am said IMD recorded 213 mm rainfall at Santacruz, 197.5 mm at Bandra and 174 mm at Colaba in the city

(With inputs from PTI)

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