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Monsoon fury lashes Mumbai; flights, trains, road traffic hit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jun 2018 11:30 PM GMT

Mumbai, June 9: The monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai on Saturday and hit the city and other parts of Maharashtra with full fury, disrupting flights, the suburban train system and road traffic, besides claiming two lives, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains with thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next 48 hours, with isolated extreme heavy rainfall in some areas till Monday. There were at least two incidents of building crashes here as water-logging was reported from several parts and in adjoining Thane, one person was electrocuted and another was killed due to a lightning strike. Four persons sustained minor injuries when the roof of a four storeyed building Munji House crashed at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai late on Friday. Flights at the Mumbai airport were affected, with Jet Airways announcing delays of around 40 minutes for departures and 20 minutes for arrivals due to congestion and bad weather till 3 p.m. (IANS)

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