TOR­REN­TIAL RAINS BRING FI­NAN­CIAL HUB TO A HALT

Sun.Star Cebu - - WORLD -

Tor­ren­tial mon­soon rains par­a­lyzed India’s fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal Mum­bai for a sec­ond day Wed­nes­day as the streets turned into rivers and peo­ple waded through waist-deep wa­ters. On Tues­day, the city re­ceived about 5 inches of rain and its al­ready ham­strung in­fra­struc­ture col­lapsed. Pub­lic trans­port stopped and thou­sands of com­muters were stranded in their of­fices overnight. Com­muter trains shut down, buses were half-sub­merged un­der wa­ter and even the del­uged air­port had to di­vert flights to other cities. By Wed­nes­day morn­ing, most trains were run­ning but traf­fic re­mained chaotic. The Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Depart­ment said more heavy rain was ex­pected and the local gov­ern­ment asked all schools and col­leges to shut down for a day. /

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