Mumbai, August 5: The maximum city witnessed it most devastating Monsoon day this year as the incessent rainfall in all parts of the city and neighbouring suburbs were combined with gusty winds. The wind speed was measured to be as high as 107 kmph, as per reports. At the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), four gantry cranes collapsed due to the rough weather.
Visuals captured from Uran-Nhava Sheva, where the JNPT is located, showed the four cranes falling amid extremely heavy rainfall and strong winds. Locals who recorded the video and took images uploaded the same on social media. Mumbai Rains: Heavy Winds Wreak Portion of DY Patil Stadium, Sways Lights of Wankhede, Brings Down Cladding of Jaslok Hospital (Watch Pics and Videos).
See Pics and Videos of Cranes Collapsing at JNPT
JNPT Port, crane collapsed due to heavy rains and wind pic.twitter.com/wsD9qvFqEy
— Satish Upadhyay (@satish90980234) August 5, 2020
'Four Huge Cranes Went Down'
— Nivedita Khandekar (@nivedita_Him) August 5, 2020
— Kru 🌟 (@Achari_Nimboo) August 5, 2020
Another Clip Shows Devastation
— mihir deshmukh (@mihirfromroha) August 5, 2020
Wind Speed in Mumbai Upto 107 Km/hr
Wind speed of 60-70 km/ph & up to 107 km/ph reported in Mumbai today. Extremely heavy rainfall & strong winds likely to continue tonight & reduce from tomorrow: India Meteorological Department (IMD) #Maharashtra https://t.co/Sbk7ut9Igc pic.twitter.com/vjs9jJd3HT
— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Holds Meeting With BMC Officialsh
A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said Thackeray held a meeting with the BMC officials and asked them to remain on high alert as the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains to continue in the city tomorrow as well. The CM also took stock of the situation in neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Konkan.
"CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked BMC to stay on high alert as heavy rains continue in Mumbai for the 2nd consecutive day. Since IMD predicts heavy rains will continue till tomorrow, CM has appealed to citizens to stay home & venture out only if essential," the CMO said.
"Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also reviewed the situation with district collectors of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Kolhapur, Thane and Raigad districts as they have been experiencing heavy rainfall," it further added.
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