Mumbai rains: Death toll rises to 7, low tide expected at 5.26 pm
There was respite from rains for residents of Mumbai on Tuesday even as the death toll due to the heavy downpour in the last 48 hours climbed to 7. Although there have been intermittent showers in some areas, the situation is far better than what it was on Monday. From Sunday evening to Monday evening Mumbai received 231.4 mm rain.
Heavy rains lashed the city and Thane district throughout the Sunday night and continued on Monday morning, causing waterlogging at several places and slowing the movement of suburban trains.
There were fears that if heavy rains continue then the high tide which occured at 11.16 am on Tuesday may worsen the situation. But since the downpour had eased today there was not much impact that the high tide had on the city and life seemed to be returning to normalcy in the metropolitan city. The city will witness low tide at of 1.94 metres 5.26 pm today.
Flight operations at Mumbai airport are on schedule. Even train and metro services are running normally in the city in the city.
Two persons were killed on Sunday evening when a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema in south Mumbai, said an official from the disaster management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). A 13-year-old boy was killed and his parents were injured when a wall collapsed on their house at Wadol village in Thane around 2.15 am on Monday.