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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