PUNE: Fifteen people have died in Pune after a portion of the wall of a residential building collapsed early this morning after heavy rain. Among the dead four children and a woman.
Dramatic visuals showed several cars stuck in debris in Pune's Kondhwa area. The wall crashed down into a slum next to the apartment complex, taking down the parked cars as the ground caved in. The small houses 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 are at the site of the accident, searching for people who may be stuck. The wall collpased at around 1:45 am, an official said.