Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna
New Delhi: At least ten people including three children were killed and several others are trapped under the debris as a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed on Saturday.
The Home Ministery condoled the loss of lives and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the accident
A team of NDRF officials has already reached the spot to help the people affected by the tragedy, HMO India tweeted.
A team of NDRF officials has already reached the spot to help the people affected by the tragedy.
— HMO India (@HMOIndia) June 28, 2014
North Delhi Mayor Yogendra Chandolia initially said that seven people were killed in the building collapse and inquiry has been ordered against three officials.
On the other hand, NDMC chairman Rajesh Bhatiya said, “Illegal construction was going on in the adjacent plot. Neither map of the building was sent for approval to MCD nor any information was provided to the authorities. One junior engineer and an assistant engineer have been suspended."
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal visited the site of the incident today and said that the people who are responsible for the collapse of the building must be punished, adding, "This is sad incident,I pray for the strength of families of the deceased."
According to the eye-witnesses, the incident occurred in the morning around 8.30 am due to construction work on the adjacent plot. They also said that the building was 50-year old and many families were staying there.
While 14 people have been pulled out from the debris, rescue operation is on to save others feared trapped.
The injured have been taken to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital.
Firebrigades, cranes and ambulances are carrying out the rescue work.