3 Dead, 9 Injured as Building Collapses in Delhi, Many Still Trapped

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3 Dead, 9 Injured as Building Collapses in Delhi, Many Still Trapped

NEW DELHI:  At least three people were killed and nine injured after a four-storey building collapsed in the Vishnu Garden area of West Delhi on Saturday night. More people are feared to be trapped under the debris.

Eight fire engines are on the spot; local police and teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are conducting the rescue operations.A Quick Reaction Team of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is also at the spot with life detection machines.

“The building in Vishnu Garden (in Khayala) collapsed and we are conducting a rescue operation. Many are feared to be trapped in the debris of the multi storey building,” DCP (West Delhi) Pushpendra Kumar said.Fire department officials said that the collapse was reported at 9 pm.

According to initial reports, the building caved in from digging at the adjacent plot where a new building was being constructed.

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