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Temporary structure near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium gate collapses, 8 injured

Eight people have been injured after a temporary structure near the gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed in Delhi.

Reported By : Atul Bhatia Edited By : Hritika Mitra
New Delhi
Updated on: February 17, 2024 13:46 IST
Temporary structure near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium gate
Image Source : INDIA TV Temporary structure near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium gate collapses, 8 injured

At least 8 people were injured after a stage fell near the entrance of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, informed the police on Friday. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot of the incident.

"Work was going on in the lawn near Gate No. 2 of Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, part of it has collapsed, police fire team is on the spot, currently there is no information about any injury, search operation is being conducted," said police.

The incident occurred at 11 am, police said. A Delhi Fire Services official said a call was received about the pandal (temporary structure) collapsing at the stadium. Initially, two people were rescued from under the debris. Later, nine more people were brought out. A police officer said most of the injured are workers.

"The pandal was being erected for a wedding function near Gate No 2. The injured have been taken to AIIMS trauma centre for treatment," the officer said, and added no casualties have been reported so far. Personnel from the police and the fire department, and ambulances are on the spot, the officer added.

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