At least 12 people have died in various rain-related incidents of flooding and wall collapse after heavy rains lashed Maharashtra’s Pune district on Thursday. Over 15,000 people have been evacuated to safety by disaster relief teams from areas that were severely waterlogged including Baramti, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
As many as eight people were found dead in the city areas, one body was recovered by fire brigade officials from Ambegaon Khurd area, and three deaths were reported from Khed Shivapur area of Pune district.
Out of this, nine people were killed after a wall collapsed in Sahkarnagar area due to torrential rainfall that hit the city since Wednesday night. Among the deceased, there was a nine-year-old boy who died after the wall collapse.