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2 killed as thunderstorm hits flights, trains, road traffic in Mumbai (2nd Lead)

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Two minors were killed as a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and heavy rains, disrupted air, road and rail traffic in late on Monday night, officials said.

Two boys -- (12) and Rushabh Tiwari (11) -- were electrocuted near their tenement in Poisar slums in Kandivali East, the BMC Disaster Control cell said.

All flight operations were suspended due to low visibility at at around 10 p.m. and efforts were on to resume traffic from the alternative runway.

An Newark-flight was diverted to Delhi, while another 11 incoming domestic and international services were also diverted to other airports, said sources.

A aircraft, while vacating the runway, hit a light and damaged a signage, and some debris were found on the runway. Efforts were on to clear it for normal operations, said airport sources.

An said that flight operations were resumed after around two hours for both incoming and

Rail traffic was hit on the Central Railway's harbour line near Chunabhatti due to a technical snag in the overhead pentograph, and an overhead wire tripping near station, hitting normal operations.

Even on Western Railway, a snag in the overhead wire at Mahim delayed services which were running around 15 minutes late.

Road traffic was slowed down on the and and the arterial roads due waterlogging in some low-lying areas.

There was at least one incident of tree falling on a road which further hit traffic in South

Scores of office-goers and commuters returning home from their offices were hit badly due to the rains and stormy weather.

Earlier on Monday, the (IMD) had issued a forecast of a over Mumbai, and



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 00:34 IST