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Hundreds stranded in Mumbai as heavy rain disrupts railway service

Schools and colleges in Mumbai and neighbouring districts were also closed on Monday following a warning by the weather office

Mumbai rains | Mumbai floods | Floods in India


Hundreds of passengers were stuck in India's financial capital, Mumbai, and nearby towns on Monday after two days of heavy rain flooded rivers and undermined railway tracks, forcing authorities to cancel or divert dozens of long-distance trains. Rivers in the western state of Maharashtra were flooded after authorities released water from dams made full after many parts on the west coast received more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain. Trains were cancelled due to the heavy downpours and because a boulder fell on one line, railway authorities said on Twitter. Schools and ...

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First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 13:19 IST