Around 700 people were rescued from a train stranded in monsoon waters on the outskirts of India’s financial capital Mumbai, a railway official said on Saturday (July 27).
Local media reported that the passengers had been stranded on the Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur region since Friday night (July 26) as water-logging triggered by incessant rain covered the railway tracks and partially submerged the train.
An official from the Central Railway Chief Public Relations Office said that all passengers had been removed from the vehicle. Officers from India’s Air Force, Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were enlisted to aid rescue efforts.
In Mumbai water-logged roads caused long traffic jams and there were also delays in rail journeys and flights. (REUTERS)
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