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Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai, IMD red alert for today

Rains continue to lash Mumbai and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in parts of Maharashtra for Thursday. It has also issued a red alert for the entire North Konkan area, including Mumbai and Thane.

Heavy rainfall has triggered water logging in parts of Mumbai. In Pune, as many as 40 people were rescued in the flood-affected Nimgaon Ketki village in Pune district on Wednesday.

According to SDO, Baramati, Pune, 40 people safely rescued, while rescue operations for 15 others underway in flood-affected Nimgaon Ketki village of Pune district. In another incident near Indapur, two people who washed away with their vehicle have been rescued. 

Meanwhile, heavy rains have disrupted the normal lives of people following waterlogging in various parts of Telangana since Tuesday evening. The State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department are carrying out rescue operations in the Toli Chowki area in Hyderabad which was critically affected due to flooding following the downpour, while Vanasthalipuram, Dammaiguda, Attapur Main Road, and Musheerabad areas of Hyderabad were also severely waterlogged due to incessant rainfall.

The Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad along with several other parts of the city were flooded due to heavy rains following which the Cyberabad police released helpline numbers and advised people to remain indoors unless there is an emergency.”I request people to not step outside as rainfall is likely to continue in the region. Contact our control room helpline- 9490617444 in case of any emergency. 

The incessant downpour has lead to the death of 13 people.

The State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department are carrying out rescue operations in different areas of Hyderabad which was critically affected due to flooding following the downpour.

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