15 killed in Pune after a 60-feet wall collapses

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The Hush Post| 10:48 am |one-minute-read|

At least 15 people were killed on Saturday after a 60-feet-wall of a residential complex came down near Talab Masjid in Kondhwa area of Pune. The wall collapsed on shanties following incessant rains in Pune, the police said on Saturday.

Police had earlier said that 17 people were killed in the incident, according to PTI, however, the revised figure stood at 15.

The shanties were built for the labourers working at a construction site nearby, they said.

The compound wall collapsed around 1.45 am Friday night, an official said.

Two to three people are still believed to be trapped and rescue operations by NDRF are underway. The number of people who have been injured in the incident is yet to be confirmed.

The deceased included nine men, a woman and four children, according to initial reports from the fire department officials. The deceased are yet to be identified. Pune has been witnessing heavy rainfall.

The NDRF team has also reached the accident spot for rescue operations.

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