Mumbai rains disrupt life, IMD issues orange alert as heavy to very heavy showers expected in Maharashtra


New Delhi: With the onset of monsoon in Maharashtra on June 9, Mumbai and other neighbouring regions have been receiving heavy rainfall for the past few days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Maharashtra for the next five days, with an orange alert issued for Mumbai and other areas. 

Many instances of waterlogging have been reported in several parts of the city including Mahim and Andheri East, which has disrupted life for many. 

Meanwhile, the weather department has also issued an orange alert for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra on Saturday and Sunday, and for Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts in the Vidharbha region on Sunday.

Due to the incessant rains in Mumbai, in two separate incidents of building collapse, at least 13 people lost their lives since Wednesday night. 

A house crashed at Dahisar in Mumbai on Thursday evening leading to the death of an individual. One person died after three houses in a chawl crashed, PTI reported. The incident occurred at Lokhandi Chawl in Shivaji Nagar area of Dahisar east around 6.35 pm, officials said. 

On Wednesday night, eight children and three adults were killed and seven others injured after a three-storey residential building collapsed on another structure in Malwani area of Mumbai. Another body was found later during the rescue and search operation on Thursday. In the Malad building collapse, among the 12 killed, nine members belonged to the same family.

(With inputs from agencies)

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