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Wall collapse after heavy rain in Pune kills 17

The wall of a compound fell on a cluster of labourers' shanties
Commuters make their way through a waterlogged street in Nala Sopara town of Palghar district in Maharashtra on June 28.
Commuters make their way through a waterlogged street in Nala Sopara town of Palghar district in Maharashtra on June 28.
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PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 29.06.19, 03:35 AM

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.



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