Rats make your car a potential death trap, more prone to fires, says study

Rats make your car a potential death trap, more prone to fires, says study

A majority of vehicles catch fire in Mumbai owing to sparks from wires frayed by rodents, according to a study. The Mumbai fire brigade studied 860 vehicle fires in the past three years that led to nine deaths and left more than 14 people injured.

Kandivli woman first lepto death this year

Kandivli woman first lepto death this year

Mumbai: The city registered this year’s first rain-related fatality when a 35-year-old Kandivli resident succumbed to lung complications arising out of a leptospirosis infection on Friday. The woman, who lived in Jagdamba Chawl of Hanumant Nagar in Kandivli (East), was admitted to Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital on July 13 and had a history of wading through…