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Delhi: Building collapses in Sabzi Mandi area, two kids dead

A building collapsed in north Delhi's Sabzi Mandi area on Monday. A person was rescued while two kids passed away.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 13, 2021 15:58 IST
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NDRF and police personnel during a rescue operation after a building collapsed at Sabji Mandi area.

A building collapsed in north Delhi's Sabzi Mandi area on Monday, following which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot for rescue operations. A person trapped under the debris was rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the incident at 11.50 am, according to Atul Garg, Director of Delhi fire services. Garg said that officials are facing difficulty in transporting heavy machinery due to narrow lanes. Bodies of two kids have been retrieved from the debris. 

According to police, construction work was underway in the building. There were labourers inside the building when it collapsed.

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.

"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. One person rescued so far. He sustained head injury &has been sent to hospital," NS Bundela, Joint CP, Central Range, Delhi, said.

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