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Mumbai, Maharashtra Highlights: IMD issues yellow alert in Mumbai for heavy rainfall

Mumbai, Maharashtra news today: Waterlogging caused traffic disruptions in parts of Mumbai.

mumbai rainsMumbai news live: In the 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Tuesday, Mumbai recorded 8.1 mm rainfall. (Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Mumbai, Maharashtra News Highlights (August 16): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, indicating that heavy rainfall is very likely. Heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Tuesday caused traffic disruptions due to waterlogging. Central line train services have also been affected, as well as long distance trains arriving in Mumbai. Low-lying areas in the city have been flooded.

Two senior citizens were killed on Monday when the first floor roof of a ground and two-storey building collapsed in Nanepada in Mulund East at 7.46 pm. The incident was reported to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control room helpline by local residents.

In other news, Shiv Sena scion and MLA Aaditya Thackeray will be touring parts of Raigad district on August 17, the day the monsoon session of the Assembly begins, on the third leg of his Shiv Sanvaad Yaatra, an outreach programme for party workers. For the first time since the Eknath Shinde-led rebellion, Aaditya toured Nashik, Aurangabad, and Ahemadnagar in July. In the next leg, he toured Konkan and Pune.

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First published on: 16-08-2022 at 08:46:43 am
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