Rain claims 12 lives in Maha
Torrential rain lashed large parts of Maharashtra on Saturday claiming at least 12 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the State.
MUMBAI: Torrential rain lashed large parts of Maharashtra on Saturday claiming at least 12 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the State. The weather department forecast heavy rain over the next 48 hours. Providing succour from the blistering heat, many areas of the State including coastal Konkan, Mumbai, northern, western and eastern Maharashtra were lashed by a downpour accompanied with thunder and lightning till almost daybreak since 1 am.
Low-lying areas in some cities experienced water-logging as gutters and storm water drains were flooded in a short time and water gushed out onto the streets. Four people were killed and eight injured in Gadchiroli, three died in Nanded, two in Latur and one in Nashik when they were struck by lightning in the early hours on Saturday.
A boy, 10, was washed away when he was on his way to school and was trying to cross a small bridge over a heavily flooded drain in Nevasa, Ahmednagar. An IT engineer Yogesh Kurle was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a live wire in Thane district, while another person was seriously injured.