The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, has called the intense spell of rains Mumbai has been experiencing for the last three days as 'unprecedented'. He said the Maximum city had received a month’s rain in just three days.
He took stock of the situation today at the BMC office after the state government declared a public holiday for schools, colleges and offices for Tuesday owing to the downpour.
The rain disrupted the services of Mumbai local trains on all three lines - Central, Western and Harbour - as water-logging was reported on racks at several stations.At least 18 people were killed in rain-related accidents.A wall collapse in Malad East killed 13 people. The incident took place at Kurar village, Pimparipada - Malad East and the NDRF teams were deployed for rescue operations.
At least three people were killed and one injured after another wall collapse in Kalyan, when the wall of National Urdu School in Kalyan (West) collapsed on nearby hutments, resulting in the death of two women and a three-year-old boy. Intense rains also caused the Andheri Subway to be shut down.