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Mumbai Rains: Two Drown In Drain; Traffic Snarls, Several Incidents Of Trees Falling, Short Circuits Reported

On Saturday, Heavy rains in several parts of Mumbai led to the deaths of two persons who have washed away in a drain as well as traffic snarls, tree fall incidents, and short circuits, civic and police officials said.

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Heavy rains in several parts of Mumbai on Saturday led to the deaths of two persons who have washed away in a drain as well as traffic snarls, tree fall incidents, and short circuits, civic and police officials said.
     
The deaths took place in Govandi in the afternoon and the bodies were fished out by the fire brigade and police personnel later, an official said.
     
According to officials, Chembur received 80.04 millimetres of rain throughout the day, while the figure was 79.76 mm for Vikhroli, 61.98 for Sion, 61.68 for Ghatkopar and 61.25 for Matunga.
     
In a statement issued in the evening, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said 11 trees have fallen due to the rains, while seven incidents of short circuits have been reported till 8 pm.
     
It said the eastern suburbs of the metropolis received 69.86 mm of rain, while it was 73.57 mm for the western suburbs.
     
Police said traffic was diverted to SV Road after the Andheri subway got flooded, while the movement of vehicles was slow on BD Road, in the vicinity of Mahalaxmi Temple and areas like Asalpha, Sakinaka junction, and Gaffar Khan Road Near Worli Sealink.
     
Similar conditions were witnessed in Kurla, Santacruz, and SV road, while waterlogging was reported from Dadar TT, Sion Road, Tilak Nagar, and Dahisar subway.
    
 Several netizens took to Twitter to ask traffic police for updates, some of them mentioning traffic snarls near Shreyas cinema in Ghatkopar, on Link Road from Bangur Nagar in Goregaon to Mith Chowki in Malad as well as Pantnagar.

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