Nearly 33 people have lost their lives in incidents related to rain in the last 24 hours in Mumbai, according to reports. Amid continual rains, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday met with officials, even as severe waterlogging, disturbance of local train services, and vehicular traffic threw parts of the city out of gear.
On Sunday the IMD has issued a red alert in the city. In a high-level meeting by the CM, Thackeray asked rescue agencies as well as civic officials to stay on alert and rush to spots where accidents were reported. With rain affecting essential services, the ‘maximum city’ also reported cuts in power and water supply.
According to the reports, Mumbai and its suburbs are set to receive moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers on Monday. The chance of heavy rainfall is expected more in certain isolated places.
Since Sunday the toll has been increasing when twenty-five people died in house collapses accelerated by landslides following continual overnight rains in Mumbai. 21 of these deaths occurred in Chembur.
Landslides also caused further damage with ten more people losing their lives following the collapse of some hutments in Vikhroli. NDRF rescue operations have been reportedly concluded. BMC staff is on alert and on duty for the next 24-hours to monitor fresh developments.