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Eight injured after wall of house collapses in Delhi's Malviya Nagar area due to strong winds

The unfortunate event occurred amidst renovation activities being carried out within the premises. Approximately eight people were affected by the collapse and were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical attention.

Reported By : Kumar Sonu Edited By : Anurag Roushan
New Delhi
Updated on: April 23, 2024 20:37 IST
Wall of house collapse in Delhi
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In a tragic incident, at least seven people sustained injury when a wall of a house collapsed in Delhi's Malviya Nagar area on Tuesday. According to the Delhi Police, the incident occurred amid the ongoing renovation work in the house. Following the incident, all injured were rushed to a local hospital. 

"Today, at around 6 PM, a PCR call regarding a wall collapse was received at PS Malviya Nagar. On reaching the spot i.e. Khirki Extn., a wall on the top floor of a house was found to be collapsed, resulting in minor injuries to at least eight residents of a neighbouring house who were on their roof at the time of the sudden rainfall and storm," the police stated. 

Light rain in parts of Delhi

The wall collapsed after rain and storm hit the national capital on Tuesday evening. Several parts of Delhi received light-intensity rain and strong gusty wind after experiencing days of warm weather. The weather experienced a sudden change in the evening, with the maximum temperature settling a notch below normal at 36.8 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin.

IMD issued advisory

It said strong winds pose a threat to plantations, horticulture and standing crops and warned that vulnerable structures and kutcha houses may suffer partial to minor damage. "Residents are urged to stay indoors, secure windows and doors and refrain from unnecessary travel. Seeking safe shelter and avoiding tree cover are recommended to mitigate risks. Stay tuned for further updates as the situation develops," the IMD said in its advisory issued before the rainfall began.

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