Heavy rains continued to disrupt normal life in Mumbai on Monday as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted 'extremely heavy rainfall' over the city and suburbs.

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According to IMD, the city will witness "continuous rain with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely."

Maharashtra Education Minister has also declared a holiday for the day in all schools and colleges of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, news agency ANI reported.

Heavy rain has also created a flood-like situation in Thane. "Due to water over 180 mm on Up fast line at Nallasopara, traffic stopped on it, hence there is a delay of about 15 minutes in suburban trains. Other 3 lines at Nallasopara working with trains running on restricted speed," Western Railway tweeted.

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A 40-year-old pillion rider was crushed to death by a speeding private bus after she fell off a two-wheeler that hit a pothole during heavy rains in Kalyan of Maharashtra’s Thane district on Saturday.

The incident at Shivaji Chowk on Saturday evening was caught on closed-circuit television or CCTV cameras. Police said the bus driver, who fled from the spot, has been identified.

Manisha Bhoir, a civic school peon, was heading home on a two-wheeler being driven by her relative, who had picked her up because of the rains, when they met with the accident.

An advisory has been issued for fishermen to not go out in the coastal and open sea during next 24 hours as the sea will be rough.

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On Saturday the city had witnessed a heavy downpour, especially in the suburban areas. A woman was electrocuted in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai and two people were swept away in heavy rain in neighbouring Thane district.

Between Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, the suburban areas of Mumbai had witnessed approximately 133 mm of rain while the city area saw only 50 mm of rain approximately.

Also Disaster Management team rushed to Vasai village cut off by rain waters.

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