18 dead, 7 missing as heavy rains, flood wreak havoc in Pune

Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram had declared a holiday in schools and colleges of Pune city, Purandar, Baramati, Bhor and Haveli Tehsils for Thursday.

Published: 27th September 2019 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2019 07:08 PM   |  A+A-

Vehicles are piled up on a street after a flash flood following heavy rains in Pune

Vehicles are piled up on a street after a flash flood following heavy rains in Pune. (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

PUNE: The death toll due to heavy rains and floods in Pune has mounted to 18 after four bodies were recovered on Friday. Seven are still missing.

Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram had declared a holiday in schools and colleges of Pune city, Purandar, Baramati, Bhor and Haveli Tehsils for Thursday.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed to carry out the rescue operations.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the weather in Pune is likely to remain cloudy with light rain for the next week. 

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