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Mumbai Rains: Man Swept Away in Thane Nullah, Body Found

A delivery boy moves his scooter through a waterlogged road in Mumbai. (Reuters)

A delivery boy moves his scooter through a waterlogged road in Mumbai. (Reuters)

District Disaster Control Room chief Anita Jawanjale said the victim, Rakesh Harshora, a resident of Mahajanwadi, came out of his house looking for his two-wheeler.

A 47-year-old man fell into a swollen nullah and was washed away in rain-hit Thane district of Maharashtra, district authorities said on Thursday.

The incident took place in Mira-Bhayander township of the district on Wednesday evening and his body was found on Thursday, an official said.

District Disaster Control Room chief Anita Jawanjale said the victim, Rakesh Harshora, a resident of Mahajanwadi, came out of his house looking for his two-wheeler.

He accidentally fell into the swollen nullah near his house and was swept away, the official said.

His brother lodged a police complaint after which a search was launched, Jawanjale said.

The body of the victim was traced by the search team and sent for post-mortem examination at a government hospital, the official said.

Thane and adjoining Palghar district were lashed by heavy showers on Wednesday.