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Flashback July 2005: When Rains Made Mumbai Stop

India | News18.com | July 10, 2018, 9:05 am
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 On July 26, 2005, heavy showers of rain lashed Mumbai and the heavy rains continued the next day flooding large parts of the metropolis and bringing India's financial capital to a standstill. A couple of days later, on July 31, 2005, heavy drops of rain again disrupted life in the city. As Mumbai again reels under the heavy downpour, we go back 13 years to see what the rains did to a city that is said to never stop. Over a thousand people lost their lives in the rains that lashed the city in July 2005.<br />Photo: Commuters walk through floodwaters past stranded motor vehicles after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

On July 26, 2005, heavy showers of rain lashed Mumbai and the heavy rains continued the next day flooding large parts of the metropolis and bringing India's financial capital to a standstill. A couple of days later, on July 31, 2005, heavy drops of rain again disrupted life in the city. As Mumbai again reels under the heavy downpour, we go back 13 years to see what the rains did to a city that is said to never stop. Over a thousand people lost their lives in the rains that lashed the city in July 2005.
Photo: Commuters walk through floodwaters past stranded motor vehicles after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 A local train is stranded at the waterlogged Mahim Station, after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

A local train is stranded at the waterlogged Mahim Station, after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 Commuters walk through floodwaters after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Commuters walk through floodwaters after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 A man holds a warning sign as people walk through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

A man holds a warning sign as people walk through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

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 People walk through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

People walk through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

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 Commuters walk through the waterlogged Mahim Station after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Commuters walk through the waterlogged Mahim Station after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 Commuters walk through floodwaters after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Commuters walk through floodwaters after heavy torrential rains paralysed the city of Mumbai, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 Traffic is brought to a standstill at Dharavi junction, where the road leading to Mumbai's airport starts after torrential rains paralysed India's financial capital, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Traffic is brought to a standstill at Dharavi junction, where the road leading to Mumbai's airport starts after torrential rains paralysed India's financial capital, July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after a torrential downpour, in Mumbai July 31, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after a torrential downpour, in Mumbai July 31, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 A fireman cuts branches of a fallen tree over a car in Mumbai on July 27, 2005, following continuous heavy rains. (Photo: Reuters)

A fireman cuts branches of a fallen tree over a car in Mumbai on July 27, 2005, following continuous heavy rains. (Photo: Reuters)

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 Stranded people cling onto the back of a bus at a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

Stranded people cling onto the back of a bus at a waterlogged street in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 A man removes water from his house in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

A man removes water from his house in Mumbai on July 27, 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 Commuters walk through the waterlogged Mahim-Wadala railway junction after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on 27 July 2005. (AFP Photo)

Commuters walk through the waterlogged Mahim-Wadala railway junction after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on 27 July 2005. (AFP Photo)

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 A taxi damaged by rain-triggered floods lies on the side of a road in Mumbai on July 28, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

A taxi damaged by rain-triggered floods lies on the side of a road in Mumbai on July 28, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)

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