Mumbai: A four-year-old boy drowned and got swept away in a swollen drain due to flooding caused by incessant rain in Thane on Sunday. The body was later fished out and sent to a government hospital for postmortem, he said, adding that a case of accidental death was registered.
Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts received heavy rains overnight and Monday morning, causing flooding at many places and the death of a minor boy, officials said.
Thane city received 151.33 mm of rain between 9.30 pm on Sunday and 7.30 am on Monday, an official of the local body control room said.
The neighbouring Palghar district also received heavy rains and 108.67 mm of rain during the same period, officials said.
The fire brigade and disaster cell teams received several calls of a tree falling and flooding in both the districts, officials said.
Thane Municipal Corporation’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said incidents of wall collapse and flooding were also reported in some other low-lying areas.
Heavy rains occurred at many places in Palghar, Vasai and Nalasopara, leading to water-logging in low-lying areas.
In the Vasai area of Palghar, at least 80 cooking gas cylinders were washed away in the floodwaters, local police said.
Later, the police with the help of firemen shifted the cylinders to a safe place, they said.