Rain fury continues, house collapse reported

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Mumbai, Jun 11 (UNI) The rain fury continued unabated for the sixth consecutive day in the city and suburbs today, with reports of house collapse, two each in city limits and eastern suburbs.

The bright sunshine in the morning proved to be deceptive, as by afternoon the skies opened up and torrential rains started lashing the metropolis.

The roof of a three-storeyed building collapsed in Elphinstone Road, along with some parts of a statue that was placed in the building premises. The area has been cordoned off by police and fire brigade. A plastering of a building in Dongri, south Mumbai also fell down, along with some plaster of the flooring. However, in both the cases, no one was injured.

Some chawls, which are situated on the hilltops in Kurla, were affected by minor landslides. The roof of a chawl also collapsed in Chembur. But there were no casualties, police said.

Seventy one cases of uprooting of trees has been reported in the last 24 hours, with 22 from the city limits, 39 in the western suburbs and 10 in the eastern suburbs.

Most of the lakes, which supply water to the metropolis, have received bountiful rains, civic sources said.

Train services on the Western and Central Railway were running late by about 10 minutes, the authorities said.

Meanwhile, the toll due to rain-related incidents stood static at 10, with no further deaths reported.

The Met Department recorded a rainfall of 63.5 mm at Colaba and 29.9 mm at Santacruz during the last 24 hours, ending at 0830 hrs today.

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