Meanwhile, the civic agency said the ill-fated building tilted about six months ago by 4 to 5 inches from the top towards the adjoining empty plot due to bit settlement of foundation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan said a four-year-old girl lost her life.
The incident took place around Saturday midnight in the ground-plus-three-storey building, which had 20 flats, in Bonkode locality in Koparkhairne area.
All injured persons rescued in incident at North Delhi’s Azad Market; effort to remove debris by NDRF goes on
For the residents of Sheesh Mahal, the morning of Friday was life-changing. In these few hours, the four-storey under-construction building they were living in nearly came to the ground.
All the injured were hospitalised at the nearby Hindu Rao Hospital. Nitish and Jamal were severely injured, said a hospital official.
“Ten trucks and labourers from the maintenance department have also been deployed for lifting and removal of debris from the site,” it said.
The building caved in as the ground underneath was being dug at the site to create a basement after constructing the fourth floor of the structure, he further added.
The deceased is identified as Harinarayanan, a native of Rayamangalam panchayat, South Paruthivayalippady.
The civic body identified a total of 584 dilapidated structures, out of which 128 structures were demolished and 199 structures have been repaired.
The deceased include 28-year-old Ajay Bhola, who was initially rescued and taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning, where he was declared brought dead.
Locals had earlier informed the fire brigade personnel that around 20-22 people were trapped under the debris, after a wing of the residential building collapsed around midnight.
Durgesh Pathak, AAP’s municipal affairs in-charge said that illegal construction was going on at the site at the behest of BJP leaders.
Our priority is to rescue the trapped labourers who were working inside the building which was under renovation, Director of Delhi Fire Services said.
Efforts are on to rescue the workers trapped under the debris.
Nagashankar and Subramanian, against whom the FIR has been quashed, were tenants in the building that collapsed.
According to North District Police, the labourers were on the ground and first floor when a major portion of it collapsed on them.
At least nine others, who suffered injuries in the incident, are undergoing treatment in a hospital, a police official said.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also tweeted praying for safety of those involved in the incident.
The building, housing a sawmill on the ground floor, collapsed during firefighting in Golepulli area.