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Heavy rain,more pain

IMD predicts more showers for 72 hrs; high tides likely till weekend

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 24, 2013 2:22 am

Heavy rain lashed the city Tuesday,causing waterlogging at over 30 spots and disrupting road and rail traffic. The India Metereological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next 72 hours. Moreover,high tides (close to 5 m) are expected till Saturday.

“We have issued the warning for Mumbai and Thane. This is because of the low-pressure area advancing from the Bay of Bengal and the high-pressure area forming on the west coast. However,the forecast could change over the next 12 hours,” said IMD director V K Rajeev.

On Monday,from 8 am to 4 pm,the eastern suburbs recorded the highest rainfall at 108 mm. The island city recorded 96 mm and the western suburbs,88 mm.

Places where waterlogging was reported included Hindmata,Null Bazaar,Worli and Wadala (east) in the island city; LBS Marg,Mulund,Vashi naka,Shell colony and Chembur in the eastern suburbs,and in the western suburbs at S V Road in Vile Parle and Mahakali Marg in Andheri.

Three persons were injured in two wall collapses in Samant Nagar in Andheri (west) and Powai. In the Samant Nagar incident,Jitendra Patil (16) and Mukesh Patil (18) suffered injuries and were taken to Cooper Hospital. Jitendra suffered a fractured thigh bone. Mukesh was discharged in the evening. Medical Superintendent Dr Shashikant R Wadekar said Jitendra’s condition was stable. Nilesh Raul (17) suffered minor injuries when a wall collapsed near Sun City school,Powai.

Over 13 incidents of trees falling were recorded in the last 24 hours. This has brought the number of such incidents to over 700 since the start of monsoon.

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