3 Women Dead, 10 Injured as Building Collapses in Delhi

A large number of crowd that gathered at the spot hampered rescue operations, officials said.

Published: 19th July 2015 12:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2015 01:46 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Three women were killed tonight and ten injured seriously when a four-storey building collapsed in a narrow lane in Vishnu Garden area of West Delhi.

About five-six people were feared trapped under the debris of the building, police said.

"Two people (women) who were taken to hospital have died.

Ten persons sustained serious injuries and they were rushed to nearby hospitals," Dipendra Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Police, West Delhi Range, told PTI.

Police confirmed that the two who died were women, and added that the body of one more woman was lying under the roof of the building. Rescuers were trying to take her body out.

Eight fire tenders, teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), local police and officials from district administration are carrying out rescue operations at the site of the building collapse at C Block near Masjid Khayala area.

A senior official of Fire Department said "we received a call about the building collapse at 9.07 pm and immediately eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to rescue the affected people. It is a four-storey building and many people were feared trapped."

DCP of West Delhi Pushpendra Kumar said NDRF, local police and civil administration were carrying out rescue operations.

"2 NDRF teams from Ghaziabad, with about 30 men in each, have been rushed to the spot," a senior NDRF official said.

Delhi Fire Department Chief A K Sharma said all concerned  agencies are working together to rescue those trapped under the debris.

He said that the narrow passage leading to the collapsed building made it difficult for rescue teams to take their equipment to the site.

An official said that the building caved in as digging was going on at an adjacent plot for construction of a new structure.

A large number of crowd that gathered at the spot hampered rescue operations, officials said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp