Thane and Kalyan areas witnessed severe waterlogging and flooding which resulted in traffic woes during daytime.
Mumbai: In Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts, heavy rains disrupted normal life. One person was electrocuted in Thane while another suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery collapsed in Mumbra in the district, officials said. The unceasing downpour in Palghar district prompted authorities to declare a holiday for educational institutions on Saturday.
Thane and Kalyan areas witnessed severe waterlogging and flooding which resulted in traffic woes during daytime. An 18-year-old youth died on his way to the hospital after he was electrocuted in Thane city. “Santosh Gole, a resident of Dharmaveer Nagar in Thane, was electrocuted when he tried to remove the plug of the refrigerator at his house. He was rushed to Thane civil hospital, however doctors declared him brought dead,” said Santosh Kadam, chief of the regional disaster management cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).
“In another incident, one person was severely injur-ed after the roof of a bakery located near Mumbra police station in Zainy Colony caved in. He is being treated at a private hospital,” said Mr Kadam.
The heavy downpour also led to overflowing of storm water drains in Thane while nearby housing societies too was flooded. According to TMC, there were reports of vehicles being swept away in the flood at few areas. Videos of buses being flooded with water during morning in Thane also surfaced on social media.
“The low-lying areas in the city were affected the most as several housing complexes in such areas were flooded. Schools in Thane declared a holiday due to heavy rains,” an official said.