School, colleges to remain shut as heavy rain claims 12 lives in Pune

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School and colleges will remain shut in five Tehsils as death toll due to floods following heavy rains mounted to 12 in Pune on Thursday.

As per the latest updates, death toll in Pune has risen to 12. One more body was been recovered by fire brigade officials from Ambegaon Khurd area.

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

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Six people were killed in a wall collapse incident in Sahkarnagar area on Wednesday while one other body was found by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in a vehicle in a canal near Sinhagad road on Thursday morning. Among the seven deceased, at least one is a child.

Three teams of NDRF including one in Baramati and two others in city area have been deployed in the district of search and rescue operation.

On Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted severe thunderstorm in Mumbai and adjoining regions of Maharashtra.

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