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Building collapse leaves 10 dead in Pune

Ten persons,including one child and two women,were killed and 11 hurt when an under-construction building collapsed in Saidutt Nagar area of Dhankawadi

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 25, 2012 1:12:54 am

Ten persons,including one child and two women,were killed and 11 hurt when an under-construction building collapsed in Saidutt Nagar area of Dhankawadi on Monday.

Other than the child,all other victims were construction labourers. Police said one person was feared trapped.

Pune Municipal Corporation spokesperson said the building was illegal as did not have authorisation.

DCP Ramnath Pokale said,“A criminal offence has been registered at the Sahakarnagar police station against Sanjay Nande and Lahoo Sawant.

Nande and Sawant were jointly constructing the collapsed building. No one has yet been arrested.

PMC fire brigade chief Prashant Ranpise said they rescued 16 persons from the debris. Of the 11 injured,six are serious.

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