Three killed in rain-related incidents in Thane, Palghar

Three persons have died in rain- related incidents in Thane and Palghar districts, lashed by heavy downpour in the last two days, police said on Wednesday.

PTI| Updated: Jul 23, 2015, 00:04 AM IST

Thane: Three persons have died in rain- related incidents in Thane and Palghar districts, lashed by heavy downpour in the last two days, police said on Wednesday.

The deaths were reported since yesterday.

In the first incident, a milk vendor, Suresh Mannaram Devsi (20), was electrocuted at Kopri in Thane East yesterday, a police release said here.

A 19-year-old boy, Puneet R Yadav, drowned in a lake filled with rainwaters in Shil Daighar area. His body was fished out this morning and sent for postmortem.

The teenager was part of a nine-member group which had gone for a swim in the lake.

In the third incident which took place today, a tree fell on a youth riding a two-wheeler, crushing him to death. The youth was identified as Prakash Mali (20) and the incident took place in Shirgaon area of Palghar.

Police have registered cases of accidental deaths.