Thane: Four persons including a toddler were
killed in separate rain-related incidents as heavy rains
continued to lash this district adjoining Mumbai, cutting off
several remote areas due to severe flooding on roads.
According to police, three persons drowned while one was
killed in a wall collapse and another electrocuted, since Wednesday
night on account of the incessant showers.
At Ganeshpuri, Sudhir Ganpat Naik (32) a resident of
Nalla Sopara drowned in a hotspring. In the other incident, a
three-year-old kid from Nalla Sopara Laxmi Vijaykumar Gupta
fell into a flooded drain near her house and drowned.
In Manor, one unidentified lady aged around 40-45 fell
into a pond in the area which was dug up for mining and filled
with rain water, they said.
In Talasari, Ganpat W Davre (28) was killed in a wall
collapse while one unidentified person was electrocuted near
Diva railway station this morning.
Low lying areas in the district, especially in cities and
towns of Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi commuters faced a lot of
trouble moving even short distances. While in Ulhasnagar,
where most of the areas were submerged, thousands were seen
seeking shelter in nearby areas, reports said.
The district administration said various parts of the
interior remote areas including the Palghar-Manor road was
totally cut off due to heavy flooding as Surya river was