Mumbai News Highlights and Updates: The Mumbai Police Traffic control room received a hoax call on Tuesday afternoon that claimed the lives of 16 staffers at the city airport were in danger.
Meanwhile, a day after heavy water discharge from the Manjara dam caused flooding in some places of Maharashtra’s Marathwada region, an IAF team on Wednesday rescued three people stranded at an inundated village in Latur with the help of a helicopter, a district administration official said. Following heavy rains in Marathwada over the last few days, the NDRF was mobilised and helicopters were deployed to rescue people stuck in some of the flooded places in the region. (PTI)
Under the influence of depression (remnant of Cyclone Gulab) that weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over western Vidarbha and its neighbourhood on Tuesday, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers is very likely at isolated places in north Madhya Maharashtra and north Konkan on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places over Marathwada on Wednesday.
According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) district forecast and warning, Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Beed, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Latur, Nanded and Hingoli are under yellow alert, indicating thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds, with heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday.
Also, Mumbai Tuesday reported 394 new Covid-19 infections and six deaths. The total tally of cases increased to 7,42,011 and death toll to 16,097. The city has now 4,611 active Covid-19 cases after 477 patients recovered from the infection.