Mumbai, July 3: As heavy rains continue to lash the city, another shocking incident has been reported in which a young boy has washed away into an open nullah at Bandra as per the tweet put by Ashish Shelar, the constituency MLA. The search and rescue operations are being carried out by a team of fire brigade officials, the tweet mentions.

It further states that the nullah where the incident occurred is at Shastri Nagar, which falls under the low-lying areas of Bandra and during every monsoon, complaints of waterlogging are reported in the locality.

A similar incident was reported last monsoons when a renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Deepak Amarapurkar died after falling into an open manhole at Elphinstone Road. The tragic incident caused the BMC to draw a lot of flak for failing to cover the manhole lids even after repeated complaints made by citizens. Reportedly, the civic body has also told to Bombay High Court that it has spent approximately Rs. 1 crore to install the manhole covers before the onset of monsoon. Despite which, incidents of people falling into a manhole have been reported.

Intermittent heavy rains left several parts of Mumbai waterlogged.  According to Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 48 hours along with thunderstorms. The civic authorities along with Mumbai traffic department have come up with an advisory asking people to plan their travel, taking the traffic on the road leading to the airport and other highways into consideration.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 03, 2018 04:32 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website