Flashback 26 July 2005: 15 years since floods brought Mumbai to standstill

Updated: 26 July, 2020 12:21 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • In pic: Commuters walk through flooded streets after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on July 26, 2005.

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  • In pic: A local train stranded at the waterlogged Mahim station on July 27, 2005, after heavy rains flooded Mumbai on July 26.

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  • The local train services were majorly hit during the July 26, 2005, floods. According to reports, there were over 1,000 deaths reported during the floods. People took to the railway tracks as they did not want to be stranded and wanted to reach home quickly.

    In pic: Commuters wade through waterlogged Mahim Station after torrential rains battered Mumbai.

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  • Many people lost their lives and many were also reported missing during the July 26, 2005 floods in Mumbai.

    In pic: People walk on a flooded street to reach home.

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  • In pic: A marooned commuter uses a rubber dinghy to ferry himself across a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005.

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  • In pic: A family makes their way towards a railway platform during the July 26, 2005 floods in Mumbai.

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  • In picture: People walk on the waterlogged highway leading to Mumbai's airport during the July 26, 2005 floods.

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  • Commuters walk past stranded vehicles after heavy torrential rains brought the city to a halt

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  • Many cars, motorbikes, and scooters were submerged during the July 26, 2005 floods in Mumbai.

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  • This was the eighth-heaviest rainfall figure recorded at that time in 24 hours - 944 mm (37.17 inches).

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About The Gallery

Fifiteen years ago, on July 26 ,2005, Mumbai saw one of its worst floods that caused disruption and brought the city to a standstill. The floods claimed many lives and several people were forced to spend the night on the streets as they could not reach home. Here are some images that captured the scene of the disaster that will forever remain etched in minds of the Mumbaikars. (Pictures/AFP)

First Published: 26 July, 2019 09:50 IST