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Pune Rain Highlights: 17 killed after heavy rains, 15,000 relocated from Baramati

Pune Rain Highlights: Electricity and power supply have been disrupted across the city. Three teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the city for rescue and relief work.

Written by Anjali Marar , Sushant Kulkarni , Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune |
September 26, 2019 8:55:23 am
Pune Rain Highlights: Police and rescue agencies fear more rain-related casualties, as reports of damages are still coming in. (Express photo: Arul Horizon)

Pune Rain Highlights: At least 17 people were killed in separate incidents of flooding and wall collapse after heavy rains pounded Maharashtra’s Pune city and other various parts of the district on Wednesday night. Search is on for five missing persons.

Many low-lying areas in Sahakarnagar, Parvati, Sinhagad Road, Dandekar Bridge and Padmavati saw flooding. Twelve people have been reported dead in rain-related incidents within the city.

Outside Pune city limits, five people were killed as a wall collapsed in Tangewale Colony area in Aranyeshwar after Tuesday midnight. Waterlogging on roads was witnessed across the city.

Police and rescue agencies fear more rain-related casualties, as reports of damages are still coming in. Three teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the city for rescue and relief work.

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Pune rains, wall collapse in Pune, 5 dead in Pune wall collapse, Pune flooding update, Pune weather latest news, Pune rain latest updates, no water supply in Pune, power supply in Pune Pune Weather Forecast Highlights: Locals and the PCB fire brigade try to rescue people stranded at Wannaori bridge over the nullah near Ganga Sattelite. (Arul Horizon)

Pune Rain Highlights: The fire brigade and disaster management cell of the civic administration responded to multiple calls of waterlogging and flooding in various parts of the city on Wednesday night. In Kondhwa, local residents faced problems as traffic came to a standstill for more than five hours when rainwater gushed out of a nullah near Sinhagad College, flooding and submerging the road for a stretch of 2 km.

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On Tuesday, a landslide was reported at a spot near the New Katraj tunnel. While there were no reports of casualties, the traffic on Katraj Dehu Road bypass of Pune-Bangalore highway had to be stopped.