1. Mumbai rains claim four lives

Mumbai rains claim four lives

Four persons were washed away in separate incidents in Mumbai following torrential rains since yesterday, the police said.

By: | Mumbai | Published: August 30, 2017 11:34 AM
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Four persons were washed away in separate incidents in Mumbai following torrential rains since yesterday, the police said. The incidents were reported from Dahisar, Kandivli, Malad and Dadar areas, a senior police official said. While two were washed away in nullahs, one was washed away in a drain and the other was washed away during Ganesh idol immersion proceedings, he added. In another incident, one person Rameshwar Tiwari was killed after the wall of a power sub-station fell on his house in Asalpha village in suburban Ghatkopar, police said.

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His 35-year-old wife and nine-year-old son sustained injuries in the incident that took place in the early hours, they added. Torrential rains pounded the metropolis throughout the day yesterday. The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997.

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