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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, bring city to halt

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.

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Retaining Wall of Ekveera Darshan Society, Ghatkopar collapsed damaging 6 Vehicles (Express photo)

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Andheri west flooded after heavy rains. Express Photo by Tabassum

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Road caved in Sangharsh Nagar at Chandiwali area, Mumbai (Express Photo)

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Children play in the puddle of water at Shivajipark in Dadar (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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A man rides a bike through a water-logged street during heavy rains in Mumbai (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas)

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A car submerged under water as heavy rains lashed parts of city early Tuesday. (Express photo)

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A fireman looks on as rescue workers search for survivors under the cover of a tarpaulin after a wall collapased on hutments due to heavy rains in Mumbai, (REUTERS/Prashant Waydande)

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People stand among the debris after a wall collpased on hutments due to heavy rains in Mumbai (REUTERS/Prashant Waydande)

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A man rides a motorcycle through a water-logged street during heavy rains in Mumbai (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas)

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A tree fell on parked vehicles near Punjabi colony, GTB Nagar (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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At least 16 people died and several were critically injured as a wall collapsed on hutments in Malad East early this morning. More people are feared stuck under the debris (Express Photo)

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Tilak nagar Nullah overflowing and affecting Railway tracks and station premises of Tilak Nagar Station (Express Photo)

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Railway commuters on the suburban section as well as long distance trains were stranded through the night and early morning hours as cancellations began to pile up. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Local train services, flights and road traffic in Mumbai were hit yet again as rained lashed the city and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Millions of Mumbaikars spent Tuesday morning salvaging their belongings from flood waters that gushed into their homes in the wee hours, or waiting in public buses and private vehicles as flood waters rose at certain places on arterial roads. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The rain that Mumbai's suburbs received in the last 24 hours was nearly 10 times the normal rainfall that these areas should get at this time of the year. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The Met Department’s rain gauges at their Colaba observatory and at Santacruz showed overall average rainfall received at 137.88 mm and 375.2 mm in 24 hours ending 8.30 am Tuesday. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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25 people have been evacuated from Chikhalwadi in Thane after severe waterlogging. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The IMD has issued an alert for Vidarbha and Marathwada cautioning of heavy rainfall. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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About 300 families in Lloyads Estate, near Vidyalankar College, Wadala east are stuck in their buildings since last night. They are not able to come out due to flooded streets due to heavy downpour. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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In 24 hours ending 8 am on Tuesday, the decentralised weather stations of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation showed an average 329 mm of rain in the western suburbs, 309 mm in the eastern suburbs and 163 mm in the island city areas. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)