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Heavy rains lash Mumbai; 1 killed in building collapse

One person was killed when a four-storeyed building collapsed in the city following heavy rains today.

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Biker tries to commute through a flooded street in today's rains. Pic/Nimesh Dave

The building Gopal Bhavan, located in Mamletdar Wadi in suburban Malad, caved in following rains.

The residents of the building had already been evacuated after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declared the structure as "dangerous".

The deceased was identified as Chandrakant Singhvi. Five fire engines were rushed to the spot, they added. Heavy rains have lashed the metropolis since last night causing disruption in rail traffic while the flight operations were unaffected. There was water-logging in some areas in the city and suburbs.

The movement of vehicles on roads was disrupted and traffic snarls were witnessed at some places. "Trains on the Central line are running about 20-25 minutes late," Central Railway spokesperson said. However, the services on Western line was normal.

"All flight operations are normal and there is no disruption or any delay," Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport spokesperson said.  

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