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Pictures: Indian city of Mumbai hit by heavy flooding

Pictures: Indian city of Mumbai hit by heavy flooding

Heavy rainfall left parts of the Indian city of Mumbai underwater on Monday, flooding homes, closing schools and badly affecting train services. -- PHOTO: AFP MUMBAI (AFP) - Heavy rainfall left parts of the Indian city of Mumbai underwater on Monday, flooding homes, closing schools and badly affecting train services. The Indian Metereological Department said that 178.6mm of rain fell in the 24 hours to 8.30 am local time (0300 GMT, 11am Singapore time) in the south of the city, while 232.6mm was recorded in the suburbs. Heavy rain has lashed India's financial and entertainment capital virtually non-stop since Friday, with the annual monsoon rainy season drawing to a close next month. Train services were worst affected by the downpours, with the Central Railway only able to operate about 10 per cent of its scheduled 1,573 daily services since midnight, spokesman Male Gaonka...

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