Six dead and two injured as the compound wall of the Singhad Group of Institutes in Ambegaon, Pune, collapsed on makeshift shelters of the labourers. Amid heavy rainfalls, the Maharashtra Government declared public holiday on 2 July to ensure the safety of its citizens. According to the reports, the labourers were from the state of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The deceased were identified as Jethilal Patel, aged about 50 years, Pardeshini Patel, aged about 45 years, Radhelal Patel aged about 25 years, Mamta Patel, aged about 22 years and Prahlad Rawate, aged about 30 years.
“The accident occurred sometime between midnight on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday. A number of trees were clumped around the section of the compound wall of the institute, estimated at a height of 8 to 9 feet. The downpour caused the trees and the part of the wall to crash on the labourers’ tin sheds” said Naval Kishor Ram, Pune District Collector.
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