2 killed, 4 injured in wall collapse incidents

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Mumbai, Jun 8 (UNI) At least two people were killed and four others injured in wall collapse incidents across the Metropolis even as the rain fury continued unabated for the third consecutive day today, throwing out of gear road, rail and air traffic.

The rains caused waterlogging in several areas of the city and suburbs, disrupting suburban train services and delaying inbound-outbound flights, sources said.

A wall collapsed at Dadar in Central Mumbai, killing one person, while in a similar incident, another person died at Andheri in North West Mumbai.

At Byculla in South Central Mumbai, four persons, including a minor, were injured as a wall caved-in. At Pydhoni and Worli Koliwada in south Mumbai, walls collapsed, but no casualty or injury was reported.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation sources, the city received a maximum rainfall of 52.6 mm at Colaba in south Mumbai till 1800 hrs, and in Santacruz, a western suburb, 52.3 mm was recorded.

Suburban train services on the Central, Western and Harbour lines were runing late by 15 to 20 minutes, according to railway officials.

Few flights were delayed or cancelled, due to bad weather conditions.

Water logging resulted in traffic jams at Girgaum, Wadala, Mumbai Central, Jacob Circle, Dadar, King's Circle, J P Road (Andheri), Station Road (Malad), S V Road (Goregaon), LBS Road (Bhandup), J P Road (Ghatkopar) and Pipe Line Road (Kurla).

BMC's Tree Authority said 62 trees were uprooted in the Eastern and western suburbs.

Meanwhile, heavy rains continued in the adjoining Thane district.

With many low-lying areas being flooded, normal life was affected in several areas in the district.

A 65-year-old person was washed away in the floods on Thursday night and his body was recovered on Friday.


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