Four children among 15 dead as apartment wall collapses on shanties in Pune

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Four children and a woman were among the fifteen people dead in Pune after a portion of the wall of a residential building collapsed early this morning after heavy rain.
According to NDTV the wall crashed down into tin sheds next to the apartment complex, taking down the parked cars as the ground caved in. The sheds were built for labourers working at a construction site nearby, the police said.

Rescue personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the fire department were at the site of the accident, searching for people who may be stuck. The 12 to 15-feet-high wall collapsed at around 1:45 am, an official said.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital. A fire brigade official said those who detailed were from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis condoled the deaths. “Extremely saddened to know about loss of lives in the Kondhwa, Pune wall collapse incident. My deepest condolences to the families and prying for speedy recovery of the injured. Directed Pune Collector to conduct an in-depth enquiry,” he tweeteed

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