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Mumbai sees respite from rains but warning for more remains

People of Mumbai and its neighbouring areas have heaved a sigh of relief as rainfall has stopped after four days.

Life is slowly coming on its track as road transport, Rail and Air services have resumed.

However, Mumbai’s meteorological department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for the entire Konkan region including Mumbai in the next 24 hours, adding that heavy rains are likely to continue till the 14th of this month.

Meanwhile, At least seven people died and two others injured due to landslide at different locations due to heavy rainfall. The state has been put on alert, schools have been closed down as rivers swell and bridges washed away due to heavy rains. MET department predicted heavy to very heavy at isolated places in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

In Manipur, At least nine people have been killed while two are missing due to massive landslides at three places in Tamenglong district.

Many houses in the hill areas were washed away by the landslides.

The tragedy occured in the wee hour while sleeping when their dwelling houses swept downward and filled inside the debris due to the heavy rainfall.

Rescue and relief works are now being carried out by the local volunteers, Police, security personals and other agencies.

The Union Minister of State in charge of DONER, Jitendra Singh tweeted saying: Saddened to learn, 9 precious lives lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong, Manipur. He further Appreciated CM N Biren Singh taking personal interest in Rescue operations.

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