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Heavy Rain Hits Mumbai Traffic, Trains; Cars Fall After Wall Collapse

NDTV logo NDTV 25-06-2018 Edited by Shylaja Varma
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Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind schedule and slow traffic is being reported from several areas after heavy rain lashed Mumbai last night and this morning. Civic body officials placed pumps on stand-by as many low-lying areas in the city reported water logging.

The compound wall of Lloyds Estate in Antop Hil in south Mumbai's Wadala collapsed, taking along 12 parked cars. The dramatic visuals showed five other cars covered in debris. The civic body and the fire department have vacated an entire wing of the building which houses senior lawyers, judges and businessmen.

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Residents in Chembur were seen wading through water-logged streets.

The downpour led to water-logging in subways in suburbs of Andheri, Khar and Malad, affecting traffic, Mumbai Police said. A container broke down on a bridge on the Eastern Express Highway, leading to traffic to slow down during the morning rush hour.

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The compound wall of Lloyds Estates in Antop Hil in south Mumbai's Wadala collapsed, taking along 12 parked cars.

Live weather update: Mumbai

On Sunday, Mumbai recorded the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, a Met department official said. "Expect showers to be as intense today as well," private weather forecaster Skymet said.

Many Twitter users shared pictures of water-logging and traffic, with #MumbaiRains remaining the top trend on Twitter this morning.

Mumbai Police, added a dash of humour, and tweeted, "The showers are heavy but so is our 'bandobast' on the streets to 'be there' for Mumbaikars. We are #AlwaysUpForDuty to help you reach your destination with a little care & caution from you during your journey #RoadSafety #MumbaiRains."

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