26 July 2005 floods: When Mumbai city was drowned to its maximum

Updated: Jul 26, 2019, 17:25 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    In pic: Commuters walk through flooded streets after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on 26 July 2005. Pics/ AFP

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    In pic: A local train remains stranded at the waterlogged Mahim station on 27 July 2005 after heavy rains paralysed Mumbai on 26 July

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     Mumbai Railways were majorly hit during the 26th July 2005 floods. According to reports, there were over 1000 deaths recorded during the 26 July floods. People took to the railway tracks as they did not want to be stranded and wanted to get home quickly.

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

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

    In pic: People walk on a flooded street after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on 26 July 2005

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

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

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    In pic: People walk on the waterlogged highway leading to Mumbai's airport during the 26th July 2005 floods in the city

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    Commuters walk through floodwaters past stranded motor vehicles after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city on 26th July 2005

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    Various vehicles such as cars, bikes, scooters were submerged during the 26th July 2005 floods in Mumbai

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    This was the eighth-heaviest rainfall figure recorded in 24 hours - 944 mm (37.17 inches)

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About The Gallery

Fourteen years ago, on 26th July 2005, Mumbai was battered by heavy rainfall, which caused havoc across all areas, claiming many lives, and leaving the city paralysed. Here are some images that captured the scene of chaos that will forever remain in Mumbaikars' minds

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