Building collapses in Delhi’s Paharganj, many feared trapped

New Delhi: At least three people were rescued while many are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in Delhi’s Paharganj area on Thursday (June 16), ANI reported. The Delhi Fire Department said seven fire engines were rushed to the spot. An official said a call was received around 8.40 pm today about a house collapse near Khanna market in the Paharganj area. “A house collapse call was received from the Paharganj area near Khanna market and The Vivek Hotel at 2040 hours today. So far, one three-year-old child, two girls and their father rescued from the collapsed structure,” ANI cited a fire department official as saying. 

Suresh Malik, Divisional Warden-Paharganj, Civil Defence, said they are providing assistance to the agencies carrying out the rescue operation. Further, he informed that the condition of a three-year-old child who was rescued is serious. 

More details are awaited. 

(With agency inputs)

Atul Tiwari

Atul Tiwari

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