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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


in Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash parts of Maharashtra, Gujarata on Thursday causing waterlogging in areas after Nisarga changed direction slightly and made a landfall near Alibaug, about 110 km from Mumbai, in a huge relief to the country's financial centre already reeling under the Covid-19 pandemic. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to complete panchnamas or inspection reports of losses due to Nisarga in Raigad district within two days. The Chief Minister also announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased.

Police and civic officials said six people died  and 16 were injured in cyclone-related incidents as the storm slammed the coastal districts of Maharashtra from Arabian sea with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour(kmph) in the afternoon. Mumbai remained on edge as it braced for the cyclone after a gap of 72 years.

Nisarga had weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' in the evening and by night further weakened into a deep depression and now lay over north-central Maharashtra, said the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department(IMD). The wind speed has reduced considerably to 25 kmph, it said.

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First Published: Wed, June 03 2020. 07:33 IST