At least six people, including two children, died in floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains that destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in Mumbai, India’s capital, on Wednesday, police said.
Train service has resumed slowly and dozens of suburban commuters have been on foot in the city of 20 million, the country’s two largest bourses and the headquarters of a number of major companies.
Water is still sinking some of the lowlands after the city fell one day in rain, equivalent to nearly a month. Authorities ordered schools and colleges shut down after more rains were expected.
“A number of cars and motorcycles have been stranded on the roads we are cleaning,” Amithish Kumar, a traffic police official, said.
A 45-year-old woman and a one-and-a-half-year-old child from the same family were killed in their home in the northeastern suburb of Vikhruli late on Tuesday and a two-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed, police said.