- Under-construction building collapses in Delhi's Satya Niketan
- Rescue operations are being carried out by NDRF, Delhi Fire department teams
- The house was undergoing repairs when it collapsed, officials said
Delhi Satya Niketan Building Collapse LIVE Updates: At least 2 labourers died, 3 rescued, who were trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in New Delhi's Satya Niketan area on Monday.
The house was undergoing repairs when it collapsed, they said.
Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Services said, "We received a call around 1:24 pm about a house collapse in Satya Niketan building number 173 here. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the collapse of a building in the city's Satya Niketan area is "very sad" and that he is monitoring the situation.
All 5 who were trapped had been rescued, however, 2 of them succumbed to injuries. The labourers were rescued after a three-hour-long operation and rushed to a hospital for treatment, fire officials said.
"This accident (building collapse) is very sad. The district administration is engaged in the relief and rescue work. I am receiving information related to the incident," Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
A senior fire official said according to preliminary inquiry, it seems that the building was old and not in a good condition to undergo renovation.
Police said their team is also at the spot and helping with the rescue operation.
(With inputs from PTI)