New Delhi: A journalist working with a Hindi
news channel was killed while covering a fire incident in
south-west Delhi this evening when a wall collapsed and debris
fell on him following a cylinder blast in the building.
Ajay Tiwari (25), a reporter with Sahara Samay, was near
a clothes godown in Rajapuri near Dwarka where a fire broke
out at around 4:15 pm. He was covering the event for his
channel when he met with the tragic end.
A cylinder exploded in the first floor of the building
which led to the bursting of water pipeline. "Such was the
pressure of the water that a wall collapsed and Tiwari was
trapped inside," a senior police official said.
Soon after, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he
succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and a
Tiwari, who hails from Bihar, joined the channel four
years ago and was covering events in west and south-west
Earlier, 14 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to
douse the blaze.
The cause of fire at the godown is yet to be ascertained.
Officials said the shortage of fire dousing material was
hampering their efforts to control the flames.