A Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport double-decker bus crashed into an overhead railing near Bandra as heavy rain continued in the city. No injuries were reported.
The bus was deployed to cater to people stranded due to traffic disruptions caused by the heavy rain, The Times of India reported. Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport ran 84 additional buses till 1.30 pm, to ease problems caused by the breakdown in local train services.
The bus was travelling towards Mumbai University in the city’s Kalina area when it crashed into the overheard railing. The top of the bus was ripped off in the accident.
The bus accident came hours after a section of a bridge connecting the eastern side of Mumbai’s Andheri suburb to its west collapsed on Tuesday morning and a part of it fell on the railway track below. Some people are feared trapped under the debris, the fire brigade said. Railway minister Piyush Goyal said he has ordered an inquiry into the bridge collapse.
Local train services and road traffic in Mumbai were disrupted because of heavy rain since Monday evening. The India Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in Mumbai and Thane over the next 48 hours. Roads in several parts of the city were waterlogged while services on the Central and Western Railway lines were affected. A 35-year-old man was killed and two people were seriously injured when the compound wall of a housing society in Thane city collapsed amid heavy rain on Monday night, PTI reported.