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Roof collapses at Delhi's Ambience Mall, debris falls on escalators | Watch Video

Emergency services were promptly deployed to the scene to assess the situation and ensure the safety of individuals present at the mall.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Updated on: March 04, 2024 23:34 IST
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Image Source : SOCIAL MEDIA Roof collapse at Ambience Mall: Debris falls on escalators, causing panic

A section of the roof at Ambience Mall collapsed, sending debris crashing down onto escalators within the premises. The collapse resulted in debris falling onto the escalators, causing panic among shoppers and visitors at the mall.

Incident timeline

According to reports from the police, the roof of the mall's central hall collapsed around 12:45 am, scattering debris across the railings and escalators within the vicinity.

Social media circulation

Videos of the aftermath circulated on social media platforms, depicting the area engulfed in smoke following the collapse.

Official inquiry launched

Authorities have initiated an inquiry into the incident to ascertain the cause of the roof collapse and to ensure accountability.

Previous incidents highlight safety concerns

This incident comes on the heels of a tragic event in Noida Extension, where two individuals lost their lives after being struck by an iron grille inside a shopping mall. The grille fell from the fifth floor, fatally injuring the victims as they walked toward an escalator on the ground floor of Galaxy Blue Sapphire Mall.

Victim identification

The deceased individuals have been identified as Harendra Bhati and Shakeel, both aged 35 and residents of the Vijay Nagar area in adjoining Ghaziabad district.

Police response

Additional DCP (Central Noida) Hridesh Katheriya confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the Noida incident, and authorities are in contact with the victims' families to initiate legal proceedings.

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