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Local Train Services Resume In Mumbai; Heavy Rain Predicted In Next 48 Hrs

According to the IMD's forecast, the maximum and minimum temperatures of the city will be 29 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively on Monday and Tuesday

Mumbai: Local train services in Mumbai, which were disrupted following heavy rainfall, resumed on Monday morning. “Trains on…mainline, harbour line and trans harbour line are running,” Central Railway informed.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain or very heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 48 hours.

According to the IMD’s forecast, the maximum and minimum temperatures of the city will be 29 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively on Monday and Tuesday.

At least 31 people were killed and several injured in rain-related incidents, officials said. Termed as “demonic” by meteorologists, torrential downpours from a thunderstorm caused flooding in low-lying areas of the Maharashtra capital and even caused house collapses, electric shocks and landslides.

Officials said 19 people were killed in Mumbai’s Chembur and 10 in suburban Vikhroli. In both cases, people were crushed to death while sleeping in their homes. Apart from this, one person died due to electrocution in Andheri West.

Meteorological Department officials said the city received 235 mm of rain in the four hours between 12 am and 4 am on Sunday, hours after Mumbai received the season’s highest daily rainfall (253 million) on Friday.

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