Mumbai is Slowly Recovering From Heavy Rains After Long Night, 5 Dead

August 30 2017

Traffic is almost clear and people can now travel by road, the Mumbai Police said this morning. Train services have been restored on most lines and though local trains, Mumbai's lifeline, are running behind schedule, thousands of people who were stuck all night at offices are now returning home.

There was little rain overnight, but the weather office has said there could be heavy rain in some places later today. Mumbai was crippled on Tuesday by its heaviest rain in 12 years, recording almost 300 mm in some parts.

Schools and colleges are closed today and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised citizens in a tweet last night to stay home unless there is an emergency.

Three people, including two children, were killed when a house collapsedin Mumbai in the heavy rain last night, news agency PTI said. In neighbouring Thane, a 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died and two others were injured in rain-related incidents.