The boys, Piyush Pathak and Mayank Sharma, both residents of a chawl at Yadav Nagar area, had returned home early from school and had gone to play in the ditch when they reportedly lost consciousness while trying to stay afloat.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded 108.2 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 11.30 am, while its Santacruz and Colaba stations recorded 122mm and 14.6mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.
On Monday, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) initiated the process of allocating alternative housing in Mahul, slum-dwellers in Ambedkar Nagar and Pimpri Pada continued to oppose the decision demanding housing close to their washed away homes.
Sonali was swept away by rainwater after a 35-ft wall collapsed in Ambedkar Nagar in Malad (East) and washed away hundreds of shanties on July 2, when Malad received an average rainfall of over 450 mm.
At least 20 people have been killed and several others critically injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall at Kurar village, Pimparipada-Malad East, Mumbai. The rains have completely disrupted the city's normalcy.
Heavy rain pelted most parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, raising fears of flooding and leaving lakhs of commuters stranded in slow moving trains, on railway platforms, and in traffic jams on the city’s roads. At least 16 people have died after a compound wall collapsed on hutments at Malad East.
Around 168 incidents of treefall have been reported in Mumbai city, out of which 60 are in the island city, 37 in the eastern suburbs and 71 in the western suburbs. However, no casualties have been reported till now.
Mumbai Rains: Western railway has shut its services at Bandra, following point failure and also due to waterlogging on the tracks. All Western railway trains from Bandra towards the city have been stopped.
Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.