Thane: Heavy rains lashed various parts of
this district adjacent to Mumbai flooding several low lying
areas leaving scores of people marooned, district authorities
said on Saturday.
According to officials, several parts of Thane (East)
remained submerged under water since last night and the
occupants were shifted to safer locations like schools and
temples following heavy rains for last two days.
The Masawan bridge was submerged under water and traffic
held up in the locality as a result of heavy downpour, police
said. Also, Bhiwandi, Kalyan and other low lying areas in the
district reported continuous showers and flooding in the
regions with rivers swelling very fast.
Also, the slab of a building in Mumbra crashed late last
night following incessant rains after which the dangerous
structure was vacated. It is likely to be pulled down today,
Meanwhile, in a late night development a tanker carrying
IPA chemical skidded off the road on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad
highway and overturned at Sativali village.
Manor police said though there is not much of a danger
the firemen were on site and experts had been summoned to plug
the leakage resulting from the incident.