On Friday afternoon at Junna Bazaara, a billboard 40-foot in height collapsed on vehicles that had stopped at Shahir Amar Shaikh chowk, killing four persons and seriously injuring five.
The billboard, installed on land belonging to the Pune railway department was being removed when the incident happened.
Ten modes of transport, including at least six auto rickshaws, a car, and three two-wheelers were crushed, when billboard fell onto vehicles that had stopped at a red light at the chowk. All the four people who died were in two rickshaws which bore the direct impact of the billboard falling.
The Pune Railways department has announced to give Rs 5 lakh per victim. The department will also give Rs 1 lakh to those critically injured and Rs 50, 000 to those injured, but not serious.
The FIR has been lodged by Shashikant Kamble against the responsible persons under section 268,288,290,304,336,337,338,427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 at Bund Garden police station.