Pune wall collapse crushes 15 to loss of life

PUNE: Fifteen people, including four children and two women, were crushed to death in their sleep when a portion of the retaining wall of a residential complex in Pune’s Kondhwa area collapsed on their hutments on Saturday following incessant rain in the city. Two others were injured in the land slip that occured around 1.40am.…

Pune wall collapse crushes 15 to loss of life

PUNE: Fifteen of us, including four formative years and two females, were crushed to loss of life in their sleep when a little bit of the preserving wall of a residential complex in Pune’s Kondhwa home collapsed on their hutments on Saturday following incessant rain in town. Two others were injured in the land dawdle that occured round 1.40am.

The overall victims were contributors of labourers’ households from Katihar district in Bihar. They were residing in a transit camp of a building space adjoining to the complex. The victims were asleep when the tragedy struck. No longer no longer as much as eight hutments/tin sheds were buried beneath the debris of the five-foot wall. The our bodies of the victims would be flown by the articulate to their native places in Bihar.

Police respect arrested Vivek Sunil Agarwal (21) and Vipul Sunil Agarwal (21) of Alcon Landmarks which had constructed the complex. Six others, three each and every of Alcon Landmarks and Kanchan Community (which is increasing the adjoining space where the labourers died) were booked on costs of culpable destroy no longer amounting to destroy and overall intention beneath Sections 304 and 34 of IPC.

The positioning of the labour camp belongs to developer Pankaj Vohra, and his companions Pankaj Shah and Rashmikant Gandhi, of Kanchan Community. Nayan Shah, who claimed to be a buddy of Vohra, talked about, “Vohra is out of characteristic. He has switched off his cellular telephone after the incident.”

Hearth brigade personnel first started the rescue operation. The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) staffers and personnel from the

National Catastrophe Response Power

(NDRF) joined in later. “We recovered 14 our bodies from the debris between 2am and 5am. One other physique used to be recovered by the NDRF personnel round 5.30am,” Prakash Gore, the characteristic officer of Kondhwa fire characteristic, told TOI. Two injured contributors were rushed to scientific institution, he added.

A five-member committee will behavior an inquiry to repair responsibility of the accident.

DCP Suhas Bawache told TOI, “The wall of the residential complex used to be in-constructed 2012 and had weakened. The residents were pursuing with the builder to pink meat up it, but nothing came about.”

Hearth characteristic officer Gore talked about, “The wall gave the look to be of immoral quality and used to be weakened due to accumulation of rain water at its harmful. No enhance used to be supplied to it from the building space’s end. The debris simply crashed on the hutments shut to the wall.”


CM Devendra Fadnavis, while ordering an inquiry into the accident, launched ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to be given to the relatives of the deceased. He has moreover launched Rs 25,000 for scientific costs of the injured.

Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar

launched an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each and every to the next of the relatives of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the cure of injured of us.

NDRF has given a cheque of Rs 4 lakh to give monetary help to the injured victims.

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