India wall collapse kills 15

Possibly brought down intentionally, police say

By Sandi Sidhu and Rob Picheta, CNN
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A wall collapse in Pune, India kills 15.

PUNE, India - Fifteen people, including two children, have died after a wall collapsed in Pune, India.

Two people were rescued by India's National Disaster Response Force and are in hospital, Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham said.

The squad recovered the bodies of nine men, four women and two children.

Pune Police are conducting an investigation into the reason for the collapse, Venkatesham said, adding: "Whoever is responsible, firm action will be taken against them."

Images from the scene showed vehicles that were damaged when the wall collapsed.

Pune has a population of around 3 million, making it the second-largest city in the western state of Maharashtra. It lies around 120 kilometers to the south-east of Mumbai.

This story has been updated to clarify a statement from local police.

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