Pune: Six people died and three were injured when a wall of Sinhgad College in Ambegaon collapsed at around 1.15 AM on Tuesday. NDRF team was rushed to the spot. The rescue operation was underway. (Catch LIVE Updates of Mumbai Rains Here)
The deceased include four women. The wall reportedly collapsed on a labour camp and four of the deceased hailed from Chhattisgarh. Reports say the control room of 5 NDRF received information that a wall had collapsed near Ambegaon Police station and that about ten people were feared trapped.
Meanwhile, a compound wall collapsed due to heavy rains at Malad East, in Mumbai, early morning. The incident took place at Kurar village, Pimparipada- Malad East. The toll reached 18 later in the day.
An NDRF team was rushed to the spot. They were carrying dog squad too to trace people who may be trapped inside the rubble. Police and fire brigade teams were also present on the spot to facilitate relief and rescue work.
CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in Malad Wall Collapse incidence. My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured. ₹5 lakh will be given to the kin of deceased.”
In Kalyan, 40 kms from Mumbai, at least three people were killed and one injured in a wall collapse around midnight. The wall of National Urdu School, opposite Durgadi fort in Kalyan (West), fell on the nearby hutments killing two women and a three-year-old boy. A 16-year-old girl was injured in the accident.
The bodies were pulled out of the debris by rescue teams of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation fire team, police and civic officials.
The deceased have been identified as Shobha Kamble, Karina Mohammad Chand, and 3-year-old Hussein Mohammad Chand. Arti Raju Kardile suffered severe injuries and was rushed to Kalyan’s Rukminibai civic hospital.