Delhi building collapse: Ten killed, one arrested by police

At least ten people including five children were killed when a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed on Saturday.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Jun 30, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: At least ten people including five children were killed when a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed on Saturday.

The Home Ministery yesterday condoled the loss of lives and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the accident

A team of NDRF officials reached the spot to help the people affected by the tragedy, HMO India said.

North Delhi Mayor Yogendra Chandolia said that inquiry was ordered against three officials.

Police today arrested a man as he was illegally getting construction done on an adjacent plot.
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 were suspended."

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal visited the site of the incident 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 were pulled out from the debris.

The injured were rushed to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital.

Several firebrigades, cranes and ambulances carried out the rescue work.