Wall collapse after heavy rain in Pune kills 17
At least 17 people were killed as a portion of the compound wall of a residential complex collapsed on shanties following incessant rains in Pune, police said on Saturday.
The shanties were built for labourers working at a construction site nearby, they said.
The compound wall collapsed around 1.45 am Friday night in the Kondhawa area, an official said.
Police, fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have launched a rescue operation, he said.
Three injured were admitted at a nearby hospital, he said.