Mumbai rains updates: A 60-foot high wall collapsed early Saturday morning following heavy rains, killing at least 15 people in Pune. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 5 Lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. He also ordered an in-depth inquiry into the incident. In Thane, at least two persons died of electrocution late Friday night in two separate incidents caused by incessant rains.
Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and its adjoining areas for the second consecutive day on Saturday as the MeT department has predicted heavy rains for the next 72 hours.
According to the IMD, latest satellite images show active monsoon conditions prevailing over the west coast with deep westerlies. The Colaba observatory has recorded 81.2 mm rainfall and the Santacruz weather station recorded 234.8 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. In view of the heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the Central Railway (CR) has cancelled some express or passenger trains, especially those between Mumbai and Pune.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said that 39 incidents of short circuit, 104 incidents of uprooting of trees or falling of tree branches were reported from various parts of Mumbai.