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Walls collapse again, killing 6 in Pune, 18 in Mumbai

The caving in of a compound wall due to heavy rains in Malad of Mumbai killed at least 16 people while six people were killed and four others were injured as a wall of Sinhgad College of Pune collapsed

Mumbai: After heavy rains caused a major accident in Pune last week, the caving in of a compound wall due to heavy rains in Malad of Mumbai killed at least 18 people while six others were left badly injured.

Another tragedy struck Pune when at least six people were killed and four others were injured as a wall of Sinhgad College collapsed.

“The wall of Singhad Institute collapsed on the makeshift shelters of labourers in which six people were killed and two-three others injured,” an official said.

District collector Naval Kishore Ram said it seemed prima facie that a tree fell on the college wall, which, in turn, fell on the shanties set up at an under-construction site, due to heavy rainfall. The official said a probe was underway to ascertain to whom the under-construction site belonged.

Mumbai struck by similar tragedy

At least 18 persons died while eight others sustained injuries after a wall collapsed near a school in Pimpripada area of Malad East on Tuesday night. A compound wall collapsed on the hutments due to heavy downpour.

Many are feared trapped under the debris. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade and police had rushed to the spot to rescue those trapped under the debris.

Thirteen people have been admitted to the trauma centre at Jogeshwari and Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali. Some people were rescued by the public before the arrival of the fire brigade and NDRF team.

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