Building collapse: 13 killed in UP, 7 injured in Northeast Delhi

- September 16, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

While the injured in Delhi have been shifted to GTB hospital, two people are suspected to be trapped under the debris

In a series of tragic incidents, 13 people were killed as heavy rains brought down walls in parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Among those killed include nine labourers who were buried alive under the debris in the state capital.

The UP government has announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased.

In Lucknow, an under-construction boundary wall of an Army enclave collapsed following overnight rains, leaving nine labourers dead and one injured, police said.

Meanwhile, atleast seven people, including a woman, were injured after a house collapsed in northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension on Friday.

While the injured have been shifted to GTB hospital, two people are suspected to be trapped under the debris, police said.

A police team reached the spot and carried out rescue operation along with officials of the DDMA and Delhi Fire Services, they said.

“Seven persons, including a woman, were rescued and shifted to the GTB Hospital,” they said.

Police said labourers were engaged in renovating the house when suddenly the roof of the first floor collapsed, police said.

Legal action has being initiated, a senior police officer said.

Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service said the call about the incident was received at around 12:02 pm after which four fire tenders were rushed to the site.

Rescue operations are underway, he said.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi, later in a statement said “the building was 20 years old”.

“The Building Department of the MCD immediately reached the site and it was found that building measured about 40 sq yd, consisting of a ground floor and first floor. No loss of life was reported from the site,” the MCD said.

The civic body, however, said, “roof of the first floor fell due to storage of heavy junk material on it”.

MCD said has deployed man and machinery for removal of debris from the site, it said.