Pune Ravaged By Heavy Rain, 17 Killed , 2500 Rescued

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

At least 17 persons were killed in rain-related incidents after intense showers battered Pune city and parts of the district on Wednesday and Thursday, officials said.

The district administration declared holiday on Friday for schools in the city as well in the tehsils of Haveli, Bhor, Purandar and Baramati.

A Report by PTI stated, that around 2,500 people were shifted to safer places in Baramati tehsil after water was released from the Nazare dam on the Karha river near Jejuri, district officials said.

Around 3,000 people were taken to safer places due to the flooding in low-lying areas in Pune city and the district, the police said.

In the morning, various authorities had put the figure of those who were shifted to safer places at about 15,000.

Schools and colleges in many places had declared a holiday on Thursday in view of the downpour which began the day before.

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