Mumbai: 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.

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

The compound wall collapsed around 1.45 am Friday night in the Kondhawa area, an official said.

Pune has been witnessing heavy rainfall.

Police, fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rushed to the spot and launched rescue operation, he said.

Three injured were admitted at a nearby hospital, he said.

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