Pune Rains: City Flooded, Schools Shut, Building Collapses, Thousands Evacuated

Corpse being recovered from a vehicle in a canal near Sinhagad road in Pune (Pic courtesy: ANI) - Sakshi Post

Pune: Heavy rains pounded Maharashtra's Pune city killing at least seven people in separate incidents of flooding and wall collapse.

Fire brigade official said more than 500 people from various water-logged areas were also shifted to safer places following heavy rains since Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, wall collapse incidents in Arneshwar area killed five, including a nine-year-old boy. The area was flooded after heavy showers.

Besides, one person was found dead near a school in an inundated locality in Sahakar Nagar while another body was found in a car washed away near Sinhgad road, chief fire officer Prashant Ranpise told a news agency.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have also engaged in rescuing people from various low-lying areas.

"Rain stopped on Thursday morning, but many houses and residential societies in low-lying areas were still inundated. There were several reports of wall collapse and uprooting of trees in those places," another fire brigade official was quoted saying.

Water-logging was reported in Sinhgad Road, Dhanakwadi, Balajinagar, Ambegaon, Sahakar Nagar, Parvati, Kolhewadi and Kirkatwadi, Ranpise said.

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