Ground TransportationIndian express trapped by monsoon floods.

Navy called in to rescue stranded train passengers

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Monsoon rains affected transport systems around Mumbai.
Monsoon rains affected transport systems around Mumbai. Photo Credit: KIJO77/GettyImages

The Mahalaxmi Express, with more than 800 passengers on-board, was stranded in floods 60 kilometres from Mumbai on Saturday.

Hundreds of train passengers have been rescued from floods by Indian navy helicopters and emergency services.

The Mahalaxmi Express, with more than 800 passengers on-board, was stranded in floods 60 kilometres from Mumbai on Saturday.

The train became stranded for 12 hours after a river burst its banks in torrential rain, covering the tracks.

Authorities called in the Indian navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who deployed helicopters, boats, and divers.

Aerial images showed boats rescuing people wearing life jackets. 

Heavy monsoon also affected flights from Mumbai airport over the weekend.


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