Heavy rains claim nine lives in Pune

The toll in the rain related mishaps rose to nine with reports of more casualties from different parts of the city inundated by a heavy downpour on Wednesday night.

Pune: The toll in the rain related mishaps rose to nine with reports of more casualties from different parts of the city inundated by a heavy downpour on Wednesday night.

While four persons died in a compound wall collapse in Kothrud area, three labourers were killed when a two-storey building under repairs came down in Ghorpadi, police and fire brigade said.

One person was electrocuted while he was wading his way through waist-high water in the flash floods in Wadgaon area and a 40-year-old woman was washed away after her slum dwelling collapsed at Varje.
Fire brigade personnel rescued many people, shifting them to safer places as rain waters flooded low lying areas.

PTI

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