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Two-storey building collapses in Old Delhi

A two-storey building situated in a narrow lane in Old Delhi's Churiwalan area on Sunday collapsed, an official said.



New Delhi: A two-storey building situated in a narrow lane in Old Delhi's Churiwalan area on Sunday collapsed, an official said.

No person was reported injured so far in the mishap, a senior official of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said.

"The two-storeyed building was old and located in a narrow lane of Gali Kashmerian in Churiwalan area. Only one woman was residing in a single room in the building, and she is safe," he said.

"Since the street is narrow, our staff is busy manually clearing away the debris right now," the official said.

He said "as of now, reports are trickling in, and one doesn't know yet, if any passer-by was injured or not. It does not appear to be a case of illegal construction but the condition of the old building".

The area falls under the City Zone of the NDMC.

Earlier, four persons were killed when a four-storey building had collapsed in Inderlok area in north Delhi in June.

A three-storey building in Bara Hindu Rao area in Sadar Paharganj Zone had collapsed in October, claiming lives of a father-son duo.

According to a report released by the NDMC in October, on the conditions of houses and dangerous building in north Delhi for 2013-14, a total of 28 houses were found as dangerous.

In the six zones under the corporation, 15 dangerous houses were found in the City Zone and 12 in the Sadar Paharganj Zone.

Karol Bagh Zone posted one case while Civil Line, Narela and Rohini Zones saw no such cases, the report said.

From Zee News

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