2 Children Rescued from Debris Die at Hospital Hours After Building Collapse in North Delhi

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Rescue operation underway at the site where a four-storey building collapsed in Delhi. (Image: ANI)

The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the incident at 11.50 am, said Atul Garg, the director of DFS. Total seven fire tenders were rushed to the site, he added.

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Two children, who were rescued alive from the debris of a four-storey building that collapsed in North Delhi, succumbed to their injuries at the hospital on Monday. The children were aged twelve and seven.

A four-storey building collapsed in north Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi area on Monday, following which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot for rescue operations.

“Teams of local police, MCD, NDRF among others are present to undertake rescue operation. We need time to assess number of people stuck under debris,” NS Bundela, Joint CP, Delhi Central Range, said.

The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the incident at 11.50 am, said Atul Garg, the director of DFS. Total seven fire tenders were rushed to the site, he added.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he is closely monitoring the situation. “The incident of building collapse in 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.

सब्जी मंडी इलाके में इमारत गिरने का हादसा बेहद दुखद। प्रशासन राहत और बचाव कार्य में जुटा है, ज़िला प्रशासन के माध्यम से मैं खुद हालात पर नज़र बनाए हूं। https://t.co/WpTo6MBvxB— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 13, 2021

A car was also hit by the collapse. Eyewitnesses of the incident said that few adjacent buildings shook and there was a power cut as the building fell, the India Today report added.

Nobody from the owner’s family lived in the building and the basement was rented out for a sweet shop. He was reportedly getting the renovation work done. However, hammer work on the pillars over the last ten days reportedly resulted in the collapse.

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