When the tragedy took place the villagers were sleeping inside their houses. The land slide is result of the heavy downpour that is taking place in the area since last 3-4 days, which has loosened the earth and dislodged rocks and boulders.
Till noon, two people were rescued alive from the debris. Heavy rains are hampering the rescue operations. About 30 ambulances have been rushed from adjoining areas to extend medical help to the victims.
Pune Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh is coordinating the relief work. State's Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Patangrao Kadam said rescue operations were going on in full swing in coordination with various government agencies, as reported by Indian Express.
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