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Afternoon high tide spills garbage onto Mumbai's Marine Drive

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Residents of Marine Drive in today complained of huge amounts of that had been dumped on the iconic due to high tides in the

A said that work to clean up the area, visited by thousands of Mumbaikars every day, was taken up on a priority basis soon after.

"We received calls in the afternoon today from Marine Drive residents about the that had been brought ashore by the sea," the said, adding that it was a common monsoon phenomenon.

"During the monsoons, when there is high tide, the spills the trash onto the shore. It mainly consists of plastic waste," he explained.

A BMC statement informed that the Arabian witnessed high tides, of up to 4.85 metres, at 12:15pm today.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:20 IST