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Building collapses in North Delhi’s Malkaganj, two children killed in debris

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A three-storey building has collapsed in the Sabzi Mandi area of North Delhi, trapping several people under the debris. Two children who were passing by the building have succumbed to injuries after being rescued from the rubble.

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Delhi Police has said both the children who were brought out from the rubble have succumbed. On the other hand, 3-4 others are still feared trapped under the debris.

Police have said action will be taken against the owner of the shop inside the building where construction work was on. An FIR will be registered under Section 304.

Five fire tenders and earthmovers were rushed to the spot in North Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi area on Monday for the rescue and relief operations.

Apart from the two children, another elderly person was also brought out from the rubble, who is currently undergoing treatment. A car was also hit by the collapsing building.

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Eyewitnesses said when the building collapsed in the North Delhi area, a few adjacent buildings shook and the power went out.

A call was received from the Sabzi Mandi area reporting the building collapse incident around 11.50 am. The building is situated opposite Robin Cinema near Malka Ganj in Delhi.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said, “The building collapse incident in Sabzi Mandi area is extremely sad. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue operations. I myself am monitoring the situation.”

Meanwhile, an NDRF team has also reached the spot in Sabzi Mandi area of North Delhi to aid the rescue efforts.

NS Bundela, Delhi Joint CP, has said, “Teams of local police, MCD, NDRF among others are present to undertake rescue operation. We need time to assess the number of people stuck under debris. One person has been rescued so far. He has sustained head injuries and has been sent to the hospital.”

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