The monsoon has reached Maharashtra, and torrential rains are lashing various parts of the state. While rains are good news for farmers and people experiencing the blistering heat, lives are also getting lost due to the heavy downpour. State officials said that at least 12 people have lost their lives due to torrential rains in Maharashtra. The weather department has forecasted that there will be more heavy rains in the next 48 hours in Maharashtra. Heavy rains have been reported in coastal Konkan, Mumbai, and northern, western and eastern Maharashtra. Most of the deaths were reported to have occurred due to lightning strike.
A case of drowning has also been reported. A 10 year old boy was drowned when he was trying to cross an overflowing bridge in Nevasa, Ahmednagar. One case of electrocution has also been reported involving an IT engineer, Yogesh Kurle from Murbad in Thane district. In the next 48 hours, the weather department in Mumbai has forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall over the Konkan belt, north and south central Maharashtra, with heavy rain in Marathwada and central Maharashtra.