A four-storey building collapsed in the Sabzi Mandi area of Delhi on Monday. Several people are feared trapped under the debris of the building. Local police and district administration officials have reached the incident site. A massive relief and rescue operation has been launched by the officials.
According to police, construction work was underway in the building. There were labourers inside the building when it collapsed.
Atul Garg, Director of Delhi fire services, told India TV that eight fire tenders have been rushed to the mishap site and that officials are facing difficulty in transporting heavy machinery due to narrow lanes. Two kids, he said, are feared to be trapped under the debris. The rescue operations are being carried out manually.
A person trapped under the debris was rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital, a senior police officer said, adding that the rescue operations were still underway.
“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.