Mumbai Rain News: Bridge Washed Away in Thane in Heavy Rains, 54 Rescued from flooding houses

Mumbai Rain News: Bridge Washed Away in Thane in Heavy Rains, 54 Rescued from flooding houses

Mumbai Rain News: Bridge Washed Away in Thane in Heavy Rains, 54 Rescued from flooding houses

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Severe flooding and heavy rainfall in Thane district lead to the destruction of a bridge, the inundation of homes, and extensive rescue operations.

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Thane district, today morning. The heavy downpour resulted washing away of a bridge. 54 people from flood-affected areas were rescued.

According to the local civic body’s disaster management cell chief, Thane city recorded 120.87 mm of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 6:30 am on Monday. Notably, 45.98 mm of this rainfall occurred in just one hour between 3:30 am and 4:30 am.

Since June 1, Thane has received a total of 858.87 mm of rainfall, compared to 917.90 mm during the same period last year. Shahapur taluka emerged as the worst affected area, with a bridge on the Asangaon-Mahuri road washed away and the Barangi River in Gujrati Baug area flooding. Floodwaters entered 70 houses in this region, damaging various household items and washing away 20 two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

In Gotheghar area of Shahapur, water submerged the Wafa Nursery area, necessitating the rescue of 38 occupants from three houses. Similarly, in Vashind area, 12 people were rescued and relocated after 125 houses were inundated. The heavy downpour also led to the erosion of soil alongside railway tracks in Atgaon, causing further disruption.

In Shahapur taluka, nearly 12 houses partially collapsed due to the flooding. In Kalyan taluka, five houses in Khadavali and three in Waveghar were affected. Meanwhile, in Bhiwandi taluka, floodwaters entered 40 houses in various areas, and a ‘kutcha’ (mud) house in Goutepada sustained damage.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of any loss of life. Local talathis (revenue officers) have been instructed to expedite the panchnama (spot inspection) and report the losses. The authorities are continuing their efforts to provide relief and support to the affected residents.

Shahapur taluka remains the most severely impacted area, with significant infrastructural damage and ongoing rescue operations. 

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