At least seven people, including a woman, were killed confirms after a residential building collapsed in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok in New Delhi today morning, confirmed North Delhi Mayor Yogendra Chandolia. Around another 30 feared trapped under debris
The incident occured at 8.30am this morning.The incident took place in a congested locality and seems to have been caused by construction work on an adjacent plot. The building was around 50-year-old and a number of families lived there.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway. Injured have been taken to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital. "3 families were staying in upper floors," informed a resident who survived the collapse.
READ: NDMC orders inquiry in building collapse
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today ordered an inquiry into the building collapse in Tulsi Nagar area here which has left seven persons dead. The area falls under Inderlok in Karol Bagh Zone of the NDMC. The building was about 50 years old. "The Commissioner has ordered an inquiry into the incident under Additional Commissioner (Engineering) of the corporation and errant civic officials in this connection will not be spared, if found guilty of any irregularity," NDMC Public Relations Officer, Yogendra Singh Mann said. An NDMC team is working at the spot to remove the debris. "Our immediate priority is to safeguard lives at this juncture and, therefore, a municipal team has already been deployed at the site of collapse to remove debris at the earliest," he said. Read more
Three storey residential building collapses in Tulsi Nagar area of Inder Lok (Delhi), rescue operations underway pic.twitter.com/LSO9wJWdgt
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(With agency inputs)