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Eight killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, no respite in vi

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 4 (UNI) Eight people, including a woman, died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai and its suburbs as torrential rains continued to lash the metropolis for the fourth day today affecting power supply, telecom services and vehicular and air traffic and bringing life to a standstill.

Three people were electrocuted in separate incidents while an equal number were killed when a tree collapsed on them. Two people drowned in a well.

However, Additional Commissioner of Police Tukaram Chavan confirmed five people were killed when a tree collapsed on them at Malad while one Anup Subhash (15) drowned in a well. Three people, identified as Mahboob Siddique (23), Shivkumar Gupta (40) and Chintu Vishwkarma (16), were electrocuted to death.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Johny Joseph told mediapersons that 4500 people were evacuated from the Mithi River bank and shifted to nearby schools and other camps. The Mithi River crossed the danger mark this afternoon, however, it receded one feet this evening.

The State Government has announced a school holiday tomorrow in view of the forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city and its suburbs in next 48 hours. However, colleges and offices will open as usual.


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