In photos: India’s financial capital sinks again at the first sign of rains

In Mumbai, the monsoon is both highly anticipated and dreaded.

Despite arriving 10 days late this year, incessant downpour has already inundated much of the commercial hub. In low-lying waterlogged areas, the storm water has entered homes and restaurants as the city has witnessed over 550 millimetres of rain, the highest in a decade over a two-day period since Sunday.

Over 22 people have already died in rain-related accidents across the city. Early today (July 02) morning, a compound wall crashed in west Mumbai’s Malad suburb, killing over a dozen people. A handful were injured and others may still be trapped in the debris.

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