Pune Floods Death Toll Reaches 12, Police Issue Warning For Bike Riders

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Sumit Singh

Pune, September 26, 2019: With the rescue operations going on in different parts of Pune, the traffic police have issued a warning for two-wheeler riders.

DCP (traffic) Pankaj Deshmukh appealed, “There’s a lot of mud on several stretches of Sinhgad road especially between Hingne and Santosh Hall. There are other roads in the city as well which have become risky due to mud. Two-wheeler riders to be careful while driving. Please avoid such roads. Ther are likely to cause skidding resulting in accidents.”

The district administration officials said that waterlogging at most places has reduced and NDRF teams have been deployed to rescue people stranded due to flooding. Many animals have also died, while hundreds of vehicles have been damaged.

“Six casualties happened in an incident due to collapse of a compound wall near Tangewala Aranyeshwar Colony, Sahakar Nagar. Almost 150 houses are damaged. This happened due to a sudden flow of water from upstream with full force. The reason for this sudden flow is not known. The compound wall collapsed on the road going towards these houses while four people might be trying to come out of water flow. Two bodies were recovered at downstream”, an official said.

A 52-year-old man was found dead in a car near Prayeja City off Sinhgad road. Another man was found dead near Ganga Satellite society in Wanowrie. Also, one body has been recovered near Katraj crematorium. Three men who were sleeping got washed away in Khed-Shivapur, about 25 km from Pune. Some people are still missing.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in and around Pune due to heavy rains. My deepest condolences to the families. We are providing all possible assistance needed. State disaster management officials & control room in continuous touch with Pune collector and PMC. 2 NDRF teams are deployed in Pune & 2 in Baramati. One more NDRF team is on way to Baramati.
State Government is also closely monitoring the dam discharge.”