Heavy rains lash Maharashtra; 15 killed in Pune wall collapse, normal life hit in Mumbai

Mumbai rains: In Thane, at least two persons died of electrocution late Friday night in two separate incidents caused by incessant rains.

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About 1.5 m of platform edge of platform no. 3 towards dead end, caved at Virar Railway Station at about 2 AM today

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.

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18:59 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Visuals from Gateway of India

18:08 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Mumbai rain: Portion of a building collapsed

In two separate rain-related incidents in Mumbai, a portion of a building collapsed near Kurla station (west) and a wall of house collapsed at Jagruti Nager in Ghatkopar West. No injuries have been reported.

17:35 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Santa Cruz receives 68 mm of rains

According to weather agency Sykmet, Santa Cruz in Mumbai has received 68 mm of rainfall in just 6 hours. The agency expected more rains to follow in the city. Extremely heavy monsoon rains have been lashing Mumbai for the last 24 hours.

15:45 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Portion of terminal platform developed crack at Virar

A portion of on the edge of terminal platform no. 3, measuring 1.5 metre, caved in at Virar railway station early Saturday morning due to incessant rains lashing Mumbai city. The incident has not affected the movement of trains. Repair work at the site is underway.

15:32 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Mumbai rains: BMC announces fresh forecast

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced a fresh forecast by IMD for Mumbai. According to the forecast, heavy rains likely continue in the city and its suburban areas. It has also predicted very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the city. In the last 24 hours, heavy monsoon rains have been lashing the city.

15:09 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expresses grief condolences, announces compensation to kin

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief at the loss of lives of 15 people, hailing from Katihar in Bihar, in the Pune wall collapse incident early Saturday morning. Kumar has announced ex-gratia Rs 2 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased and a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the injured, news agency ANI reported.

15:00 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Pune experiences second wettest June day since 2009

Pune experienced its second wettest day in June month since 2009 with 73 mm of rain between the mornings of June 27 and June 28. Rains continued to lash parts of the city. At least 15 people, including four children, were killed when a portion of the compound wall of a housing society collapsed on shanties adjacent to it in Kondhwa area of the city in the early hours of Saturday.

14:47 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Mumbai rains LIVE: Four intercity trains cancelled

In view of incessant rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas, the Central Railway has decided to cancel four intercity trains. One express train has also been diverted due to IMD forecast of very heavy rains for next 2 days, news agency ANI reported.

14:39 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Pune wall collapse: Maha CM Fadnavis orders inquiry into incident

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an in-depth inquiry into the incident of wall collapse in Pune, in which 15 people were killed. “Extremely saddened to know about loss of lives in the Kondhwa, Pune wall collapse incident. My deepest condolences to the families and praying for speedy recovery of the injured. Directed Pune Collector to conduct an in-depth enquiry,” he wrote on Twitter.

14:33 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Here is the India Meteorological Department’s forecast for the day
14:06 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Mumbai records first spell of three digit rainfall

Mumbai’s Santacruz witnessed a heavy rainfall (140 mm) in just 9 hours. Till now, Santacruz saw 235 mm of rains, which is the second highest 24-hour rainfall in June that the city saw in the last 10 years, Skymet said. This is also the first spell of three-digit rainfall in Mumbai this monsoon season.

13:46 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Two die of electrocution in Thane

At least two persons died of electrocution in Thane district of Maharashtra late Friday night. The incessant rains in the city triggered both the incidents. 

13:14 (IST)29 Jun 2019
BMC issues warning for rain spells

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a warning for rain spells for the day. Civic officials said that Mumbai has received 127 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, resulting into 39 incidents of short circuit, 104 incidents of uprooting of trees or falling of tree branches in various parts of the city.

12:49 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Santacruz records nearly 37 mm rainfall in last three hours

According to IMD, Santacruz has received heavy rainfall of 36.6 mm rainfall in the last three hours while rainfall of 34.4 mm was recorded at Colaba from 8.30 am to 11.30 am on Saturday.

12:34 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Trains cancelled on Mumbai-Pune route

The Central Railway (CR) had said in a press release that a number of express and passenger trains, especially between Mumbai and Pune, stand cancelled. Mumbai-Pune Pragati Express, Mumbai-Pune Sinhagad Express, Bhusaval-Mumbai Passenger, Pune-Panvel Passenger have been cancelled on Saturday and Sunday while Bhusaval-Pune Express has been diverted through Daund-Manmad.

12:27 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Heavy rain alert in Mumbai, Thane, west coast: IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that very active monsoon conditions have been prevailing over the west coast with deep westerlies. Mumbai, its adjoining areas and areas around west coast will receive a heavy, it said.

12:22 (IST)29 Jun 2019
Rain in Mumbai: Minimum temperature to hover around 24 degree Celsius

On Saturday, the minimum and maximum temperatures will hover around 24 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius, respectively. Mumbai was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains of this monsoon season. According to IMD, its most delayed arrival of the monsoon in Mumbai in 45 years.

The residents of Maximum City woke up to heavy rains on Saturday. The rains have brought respite to residents from a long dry spell. But a few hours of incessant showers left Mumbai struggling with the familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains. The Western Express highway witnessed a heavy traffic jam following the first bout of rainfall during monsoon season on Friday.

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