PUNE : At least 15 persons including four children, all belonging to families of labourers, were killed after a compound wall collapsed on temporary houses built at a construction site at Kondhwa area in Pune in the early hours of Saturday. As per information provided by police, the incident took place at a construction site near Talab Masjid in Kondhwa, where tin houses were built for the labourers working at the construction site.
Among the deceased are 10 men, one woman and four children — three boys and one girl.
Maharashtra Chief Minister, expressing his condolences, announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased, and set up an in-depth inquiry into the incident.
Three persons, two men and one woman, were taken out alive and are being treated at a hospital for multiple serious injuries.
A while after midnight around 1 am, the compound wall of the site collapsed on the hut after a spell of heavy rains throughout the day on Friday. All the people who were sleeping in the huts were trapped under the collapsed wall and the soil behind.