Three Storey Building Collapsed in Northwest Delhi

The building collapse took place near Sawan Park in Ashok Vihar Phase 3 in Delhi. Several persons are still feared trapped under the debris.

One woman & four children were killed and at least seven injured after a three-storey building collapsed in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar today.

The injured have been rushed to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, the police said.

The woman who died was identified as Munni. Two brothers, aged around 10 years, a boy and his sister aged below five years were among the dead.

Several people are still feared trapped under the debris and rescue teams are working at the spot, the police said.

A call about the incident was received at 9.25 am and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot near Sawan Park, an officer said.

Two teams of the NDRF have been mobilised for rescue operations, a NDRF spokesperson said.

A senior North Delhi Municipal Corporation official said the building was about 20 years old. Its structure was weak and in a deteriorated condition, the official added.

31 May 2020, 11:41 AM (GMT)

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