Maharashtra: Heavy rains in Thane, Palghar; boy drowns, automobiles broken in wall collapse

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THANE: Heavy rains lashed Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts throughout the evening and on Monday morning, inflicting flooding at a number of locations and claiming the lifetime of a minor boy, officers stated.

Thane metropolis acquired 151.33 mm rain between 9.30 p.m on Sunday and seven.30 a.m on Monday, an official from native civic management room stated.

The neighbouring Palghar district additionally witnessed heavy showers and acquired 108.67 mm downpour in the identical interval, authorities stated.

Firemen and catastrophe cell groups acquired a number of calls of tree falls and inundation in each the districts, officers stated.

A four-year-old boy drowned after being swept away in a swollen drain in Thane’s Ulhasnagar township on Sunday, an official on the police management stated.

The physique was later fished out and despatched to a authorities hospital for postmortem, he stated, including {that a} case of unintended dying was registered.

A 40-year-old watchman was severely injured when a tree fell on him at a residential complicated on Ghodbunder Street in Thane metropolis on Sunday night.

Moreover, the wall of a housing complicated on Ghodbunder Street collapsed, damaging 5 automobiles and as many different automobiles, civic authorities stated.

There have been incidents of wall collapse and flooding in another low-lying areas additionally, Thane Municipal Company’s regional catastrophe administration cell chief Santosh Kadam stated.

In Palghar, a number of locations in Vasai and Nallasopara witnessed heavy rains, resulting in water-logging in low-lying areas.

A four-year-old boy fell in an open drain in Nallasopara and was feared drowned.

Efforts have been on to hint the minor, Vasai-Virar Municipal Company’s chief fireplace officer Dilip Palav stated.

In Vasai space of Palghar, not less than 80 cooking gasoline cylinders have been washed away within the flood waters, native police stated.

Later, the police with the assistance of firemen shifted the cylinders to a protected place, they stated.

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