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Delhi: Building collapses, two dead, one undergoing treatment

A four-storey building collapsed in north Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi area near Malka Ganj on Monday afternoon, triggering panic among local residents.

Two children, both brothers, were rescued from the debris but were declared brought dead at Bada Hindu Rao hospital. One person was rescued and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

A car parked nearby was badly damaged as debris from the building fell on it, police and fire department officials said.

According to police, construction work was underway in the building. There were labourers inside the building when it collapsed.

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The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the incident at 11.50 am, said Atul Garg, the director of DFS. Total seven fire tenders were rushed to the site, he added.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that he is ”closely monitoring the situation.” “The incident of building collapse in Sabzi Mandi area is very sad. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue work. Through the district administration, I am myself monitoring the situation,” he tweeted in Hindi.

In a similar incident, a two-storey building collapsed in northeast Delhi’s Nand Nagri area in August, leaving three people injured.

(With inputs from ANI)

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