Six more die in Maharashtra rains

Rescuers shift people to safe places from a water logged street following heavy monsoon showers in Mumbai on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Heavy rains continued in Maharashtra for the third successive day on Sunday resulting in six more deaths because of lightning strikes, drowning and uprooting of trees.

 Since Friday,  at least 18 people lost their lives in the state.

On Sunday evening, a tree was uprooted killing one person and four others near the Metro cinema hall in south Mumbai.

Of the four injured, one is critical and is in ICU of GT Hospital.

Two youths who has gone for fishing died in Akola district of Vidarbha region.

Reports reaching from Jalgaon in North Maharashtra said that a 16-year old girl was swept away while crossing a stream while two persons died after being struck by lightning.

The IMD offices in Pune and Mumbai and Skymet Weather, a private forecast agency, has predicted rain for Monday and Tuesday.

The Arabian Sea was choppy and fishermen were asked to refrain from venturing into the sea.

Meanwhile, reports from Palghar, Thane and Raigad said that ploughing of fields and sowing operations have started pace.

Rains also continued in brief intervals in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, however, there was no major impact on normal life on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, the Mumbai city recorded 150 mm plus rainfall.

There were several reports of trees being uprooted, however, there were no reports of anyone being injured.

In one incident,  a tree fell on a couple of empty autorickshaws.

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