12 killed in heavy rains in Pune
At least 12 people, including a minor, died in Pune on Saturday in two incidents triggered by heavy overnight downpour, say the police.india Updated: Jun 23, 2007 20:36 IST
At least 12 people, including a minor, died in Pune on Saturday in two incidents triggered by heavy overnight downpour, police said.
In the first incident early on Saturday, eight members of two families were buried alive at a construction site in Baner on the outskirts of Pune.
"The victims included construction labourers and their family members. Heavy rains have, however, hampered rescue operations. Efforts are on to locate the body of a minor," a senior police official told IANS from Pune.
"In the second incident, four labourers were killed near the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), at Paud Road area when a wall fell on them due to water pressure accumulated due to heavy overnight rain," police said.