The city witnessed heavy downpour between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm on Wednesday, Thane Municipal Corporation's disaster management cell chief Yasin Tadvi said
Two persons were rescued from a car after it got stuck in a swollen drain and was left dangling on the edge of the drain following heavy rains in Maharashtra's Thane city, a civic official told news agency PTI on Thursday.
The incident took place at around 3.30 pm on Wednesday, the official told PTI.
The city witnessed heavy downpour between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm on Wednesday, Thane Municipal Corporation's disaster management cell chief Yasin Tadvi told PTI.
Many areas in the city and drains got flooded. A car moving behind the Balkum fire station got stuck in a swollen drain and was dangling on its edge after the vehicle driver apparently failed to spot the water body, mistaking it for a road, the official told PTI.
Local fire station received an alert after which fire personnel and the disaster management cell team members rushed to the spot. They rescued the car driver and another occupant, the official told PTI.
The two persons did not receive any injury, he said.
The car was pulled out of the drain after nearly two hours when the flood waters receded, the official told PTI.
Meanwhile, at least seven two-wheelers and a tanker parked on the premises of a business complex were damaged after a huge tree fell on them in Thane city of Maharashtra amid heavy rain on Wednesday evening, officials told PTI.
No one was injured in the incident which occurred in Wagle Estate area, a senior official of the civic disaster management cell told PTI.
He said 7 two-wheelers, an auto rickshaw, and a tanker were damaged after the tree fell on them. The uprooted tree has been removed by the civic personnel, the officials told PTI.
In Kalyan township, many areas were inundated due to heavy rain accompanied by thunder.
The Thane Municipal Corporation reported 24.64 mm of rainfall fall in two hours between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. A rainfall of 16.51 mm was recorded between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
Thane received a total rainfall of 3251.99 mm between June 1 and September 27. The city had received 2795.62 mm of rainfall during the same period last year, according to TMC.
(With inputs from PTI)