Delhi ages very old, from Akbar time to the British years, something about this city remains intact. The historic locations are the main tourist attractions when they arrive in the capital of India.
A four-storey building in Delhi’s North Delhi Zone in the Sabzi Mandi area had collapsed today morning. According to the reports, seven fire tenders which were rushed to the spot for rescue operations, officials said.
The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the incident at 11:50 am, said Atul Garg, the director of DFS. There were all age groups in this area and being one of the oldest areas of Delhi, it is densely populated. Many were moved out of the building immediately.
“Teams of local police, MCD, NDRF among others are present to undertake rescue operation. We need time to assess the number of people stuck under debris. One person rescued so far.” NS Bundela, Joint CP, Central Range, Delhi, said.
Police said a 72-year-old man, who was also trapped under the debris, was rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. The recent news reveals that the man has sustained a head injury. Till now, it has been suspected that 3-4 more people were also trapped.
2 boys of ages 7 and 12 who were trapped have been sent to hospitals immediately after their rescue. But on reaching the hospital, both of them were declared dead and were later identified as brothers.
NS Bundela, the Joint Commissioner of Police said that the two children were just passing by the road with their mother and that’s when the building collapsed.
He even said that a case would be registered in the matter and then he hopes for legal action to be taken accordingly. Meanwhile, the CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said that he is closely monitoring the situation.
At the time of the incident, construction work was on its way and many labourers were also inside the building.
The incident of building collapse in the Sabzi Mandi area is very sad. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue work. Through the district administration, I am myself monitoring the situation,” he tweeted in Hindi on his Twitter handle.
“Very unfortunate incident, the 75-year-old building of Laxman Prasad Ji collapsed in Malkaganj. On the spot, QRT team of Delhi government, fire brigade team and local administration, we and AAP workers are engaged in rescue work.” AAP MLA from Timarpur Dilip Pandey tweeted from his official account.