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Maharashtra: Normal life affected as rains lash Nashik Pictured: Commuters on their vehicles move through an underpass during a heavy rain shower. [Representational Image]Reuters

Normal life in Nashik was affected after incessant rains increased the water level in the Godavari River. The district experienced massive amounts of rainfall, with 991 mm rainfall being recorded between 8:30 am on Sunday and 5:30 am on Monday.

Flash floods were recorded in various places while a building collapsed in Old Nashik injuring two people. Meanwhile, the Godavari River has touched the danger mark, and city authorities have told residents living near the river to shift to safer ground, the Press Trust of India reported.

"Nearly 991.2 mm rainfall was recorded today between 8 am and 5 pm in the district, with Nashik city recording 132.4 mm, Igatpuri 124 mm, Dindori 110 mm, Trimbakeshwar 160 mm, Peth 82 mm, Sinnar 66 mm, Kalwan 75 mm, Niphad 49.2 mm, Chandvad 15 mm, Yeola 10 mm, Nandgaon 18 mm, Baglan 23 mm, Devla 37 mm," District Collector office spokesperson told PTI.

In the Panchvati area, at least ten people were trapped in a slum, but were rescued later. At least three cars were swept away from the banks of the inflated river, the police was quoted as saying by the PTI.

More rain is expected to lash the district.

The holy tank Ramkund in Nashik had dried up in May due to drought, but the incessant rain has now led to the tank overflowing.

A citizen journalism portal, Nashik News, tweeted on Monday that the Gangapur Dam was 47.33 per cent full, Darna Dam was 66.13 per cent full, Kashyapi Dam had 15.38 per cent water and the Nandur-Madhyameshwar Dam was overflowing. These figures were not independently verified.

Disaster management teams, police personnel and fire brigade teams were reportedly on standby to avert any mishap.

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