Heavy rains scar Mumbai with 16 deaths, airport operations shut

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Mumbai Rains
Mumbai Rains

Mumbai : At least 16 people have been reportedly killed in rain-related accidents in Mumbai amid heavy rainfall in last 48 hours.

As a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday on July 2 (Tuesday).

Passing a late night order, the municipal commissioner has announced that all schools and colleges will remain shut on Tuesday.

The city remained on edge as it received the highest rainfall in a decade, affecting long-distance trains and flights.

In the wake of extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai, 12 people were dead while 13 were injured as a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area of Malad East on early Tuesday morning.

The injured people have been shifted to the hospitals.

"In the coming 4-5 days monsoon will be vigorous in Maharashtra, especially in the northern parts of the state, it will also be active in the southern parts of the state. Konkan Goa will get widespread rain during these 5 days," said Anupam Kashyapi, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Pune.