Woman, teenage girl drown at rainwater-filled drains in Thane

A 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died while two others were injured in rain-related incidents here today, civic officials said.

Published: 29th August 2017 11:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 11:23 PM   |  A+A-

People make their way through a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Tuesday. | PTI

By PTI

THANE: A 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died while two others were injured in rain-related incidents here today, civic officials said.

The woman fell into a 'nullah' filled with rainwater in Kalwa and drowned, officials in the Disaster Management Cell of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said.

The deceased, Sainath Shaikh, was a housewife who resided in Shanti Nagar.

In the second incident, 14-year-old Gauri Jailwar died after falling into a swollen drain near a mall here, they said.

Two women were injured when the compound wall crashed on houses located in the Manpada locality, the officials said.

Several houses were also damaged, they said.

The city witnessed very heavy rains in which several trees were uprooted and vehicles washed away. The downpour also caused flooding in low-lying areas.

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