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15 dead as Pune apartment wall collapses
15 dead as Pune apartment wall collapses

Pune, June 29 (TIWN) A total of 15 people mostly hailing from West Bengal and Bihar were killed while three others were injured when a compound wall of a building collapsed in Kondwa, here early on Saturday, officials said.

Speaking to ANI, an official from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said the wall collapsed due to heavy downpour in the city.  "The wall collapsed at around 1:30 am on Saturday, due to heavy rainfall in Pune. The boundary wall was built near construction site sheds and when it collapsed, at least three sheds were complete bogged down under the wall. It collapsed at least six feet below the surface level," said Sadanand Gawde.  Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Saturday ordered an in-depth inquiry into the incident of wall collapse in Pune, in which 15 people were killed.

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