Updated March 21st, 2024 at 10:40 IST

Delhi Building Collapse: 2 Workers Die, 1 Critical as 2-Storey Old Construction Caves In

Two laborers, Arshad (30) and Tauheed (20), were declared dead at GTB Hospital, while the condition of another, Rehan (22), is critical

Reported by: Srinwanti Das
Two people died after a two-storey old under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Welcome | Image:ANI
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Delhi Building Collapse: Two people died after a two-storey old under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Welcome. North East DCP Joy Tirkey said that at around 2:16 in the night, information was received about the collapse of a two-storey old under-construction building in Kabir Nagar, Welcome.

North East DCP Joy Tirkey said that at around 2:16 in the night, information was received about the collapse of a two-storey old under-construction building in Kabir Nagar, Welcome | Republic

Station officer Anoop says, "We received a call regarding a building collapse and the team reached the spot. Three workers were buried under the debris..."

“Two laborers, Arshad (30) and Tauheed (20), were declared dead at GTB Hospital, while the condition of another, Rehan (22), is critical and is being treated,” said North East DCP Joy Tirkey.

Three workers were buried under the debris | Republic

He said that legal action will be taken in the matter.

The owner of the building has been identified as Shahid | Republic

The owner of the building has been identified as Shahid. Efforts are being made to trace him. Further investigation is ongoing.

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Commenting on the incident, a local said, "I was at home...Suddenly, I came to know that a building had collapsed and people were buried under the debris...Three people were buried, one of them was brought out; he had sustained a head injury. He told us that two more people were buried. They were brought out and taken to hospital but they died..."

A team of FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) reached the spot in Kabir Nagar, Welcome, where the two-storey old construction building collapsed and claimed two lives late last night.

More details are awaited.

Five-Storey Under-Construction Building Collapses in Kolkata

In a similar incident on Monday, a five-storey under-construction building collapsed in South Kolkata's Metiabruz area, killing four and injuring several others. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced compensation for the kin of the deceased and those affected in the accident.

"A 5-storey building (illegally constructed) has collapsed at Hazari Mollah Bagan; Garden Reach; Metiabruz, KMC Ward No. 134," West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari posted from his X handle, adding that the particular area falls under the 'citadel' of Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim. 

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Published March 21st, 2024 at 07:19 IST