At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai were shifted on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains in the city, an official said. The city and its neighbouring areas have been witnessing incessant rains for the last two days, causing flooding in many areas.
As the water level of the Mithi river here crossed the danger mark on Sunday, around 400 residents of Kranti Nagar area located near it were shifted to a civic-run school, an official from the disaster management cell said Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man, identified as Raja Mehboob Shaikh, was feared drowned after he fell into the Dharavi creek here on Sunday, a police official said. Police officials and fire brigade were making all efforts to trace him, he said.
With there being no respite from the heavy downpour in the city and its suburbs since Saturday, the civic administration has been on the alert and monitoring the situation. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the city throughout the day and also issued a warning of high tide in the Arabian Sea in the afternoon..
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