2 Workers Dead, 1 Feared Trapped After Building Collapses in South Delhi

Rescue operations are underway at the site in Satya Niketan.

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2 Workers Dead, 1 Feared Trapped After Building Collapses in South Delhi

Two construction workers died while one is still feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Satya Niketan on Monday, 25 April. Rescue operations are underway at the site to retrieve the workers from under the rubble.

Five persons had been rescued from the debris by the relief forces. Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg said, "As per our records, 5 persons were taken out, 2 died in the hospital. Search operation continues for one more person."

A call about the collapse of the under-construction building was received by the Delhi Fire Service around 1.25 pm, following which 6 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

The National Disaster Response Force also brought trained dogs to detect the victims trapped in debris. As many as 25 teams of the NDRF are involved in the rescue operation, officer Goverdhan Bairwa was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"It was someone's house who wanted to get it repaired. We had put up a notice on 31 March that the building is in danger zone. We also intimated the police, SDM on 14 April. As per my knowledge, 2-3 people are trapped inside," South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukesh Suryan was quoted as saying.

(This is a developing story and will be updated with more details.)

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