At least 12 persons have been killed in various rain-related incidents in the city and surroundings since late Wednesday (September 15), officials said. According to the State and District Disaster Controls, at least five persons were washed away in flood waters in Shivapur. A wall crashed in Arnyshwar Complex killing six more, while some others were feared trapped under the debris. Rescue teams are engaged in the relief and extrication of those believed buried under the rubble. Since last night, Pune City and district have been lashed by over 16 cm of rain, with a forecast of more rain in the next 24 hours. In view of rising water levels, flooding in many areas, Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram has declared a precaution holiday for Thursday in the Pune city and neighbouring areas of Purandar, Baramati, Bhor and Haveli. Teams of the NDRF, SDRF, Fire Brigade and other agencies are engaged in shifting people to safer locations as various big and small rivers, dams and reservoirs have started overflowing or excess water was being discharged.
Vehicles are piled up on a street after a flash flood following heavy rains, in Pune. At least 11 people were killed in various incidents of flooding and wall collapse after heavy rains battered Maharashtra's Pune district. (Image: PTI)
Residents stand next to damaged vehicles on a lane after floodwater entered a locality following heavy rains, in Pune. (Image: PTI)
Residents look at the vehicles that got washed away in floodwater following heavy rains, at Sahakar Nagar locality in Pune. (Image: PTI)
A view of vehicles washed away in floodwater following heavy rains, in Pune. (Image: PTI)
Residents stand on a roadside after floodwater entered their locality following heavy rains, at Sahakar Nagar in Pune. (Image: PTI)
Passers-by push a two-wheeler stuck in floodwaters amid heavy rain, in Pune. (Image: PTI)
A man walks past vehicles piled up on a street after floodwater from Ambilodha Nala (Sewage water stream) entered the Sahakar Nagar locality following heavy rains, in Pune. (Image: PTI)