4-Storey Building Collapses in Delhi's Sabzi Mandi Area; 2 Minors Dead
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted that he is monitoring the situation through the district administration.
Two children died after a four-storey building in Delhi's Sabzi Mandi area collapsed on Monday, 13 September. A call was reportedly made from the area in Malka Ganj after the house collapsed at around 11.50 am on Monday.
“The building collapse in Sabzi Mandi area is very sad. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue work. I am monitoring the situation through the district administration,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted in Hindi, earlier in the day.
According to NDRF, the rescue operation has now concluded, reported ANI.
The Delhi Police has meanwhile also informed ANI that FIR has been registered under sections 304, 288, 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against a shopkeeper who was allegedly carrying out repair work in his shop. No arrests have, however, been made yet.
Scroll quoted Joint Commissioner of Police (Central) NS Bundela as saying that the children, aged seven and 12, were brothers.
They were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital, where they were declared brought dead.
As per Bundela, the duo were passing by the road with their mother when the building collapsed, trapping the two under debris.
Meanwhile, as per the police, a 72-year-old man, identified as Ramji Das, has been rescued. He is presently in the hospital with head injuries.
Earlier in the day, ANI had reported that three persons, including two children, have been rescued so far from the debris at the site of the incident, and taken to the hospital.
Sanjay Goel, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation was also quoted by ANI as saying:
"Relief and rescue work is underway. Probe on to find out if any load bearing wall inside the building was affected which lead to the collapse."
Officials said that five tenders have been rushed to the site for rescue and relief work. The local administration has also sent two more tenders to the site.
Meanwhile, teams of local police, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and National Disaster Response Force are also present and carrying out rescue operations.
NS Bundela, Joint CP, Central Range, Delhi had said earlier in the day, "We need time to assess number of people stuck under debris. One person rescued so far. He sustained head injury and has been sent to the hospital."
(With inputs from ANI, PTI and Scroll)
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