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Heavy rains lash Mumbai suburbs, many stranded

Last updated on: September 4, 2012 18:59 IST

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Incessant rains for the second day in a row wreaked havoc in Thane district, cutting off several low-lying areas and leaving thousands of people marooned.

According to district authorities, parts of Bhiwandi, Kopri, Naupada, Bhayander, Dahanu and Kalyan were completely inundated owing to continuous downpour during the last 48 hours.

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Image: A stationary local train at Kalyan
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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About 10,000 people have been marooned by flood waters in these areas and they are being shifted to safer places, they said.

Also, non-stop rains have wrecked several roads in the district, leading to heavy disruption in vehicular traffic on the Bombay-Ahmedabad road.

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Image: People crossing tracks in Kalyan after rains brought the trains to a halt
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The Palghar police station in the western belt of Thane district was totally flooded, damaging various records. Other adjacent police stations including the one in Manor area was also cut off, making it difficult for policemen to operate.

In Mira-Bhayander, a portion of an old building collapsed on Tuesday morning after heavy showers. However, there was no loss of life, said the police.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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In Maswan, a bus carrying passengers got stuck in the flood waters of Surya river on Monday evening, leaving 30 passengers stranded for many hours, authorities said.

They were later rescued in the wee hours of Tuesday, police said.

Thousands of people staying on the banks of rivers Surya, Vaitarna and Daherja in Palghar taluka have been alerted and asked to shift to safer shelters, police said.

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Image: Flooded houses in Waldhuni area in Kalyan
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In Mumbai, heavy rains continued overnight, throwing normal life out of gear, flooding streets and stalling traffic. Water-logging was reported in the western suburbs of Malad, Kandivali and Jogeshwari.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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