In pics | Under the rubble: Aftermath of west Delhi building collapse

Updated on Jul 19, 2015 02:22 PM IST
A four-storey building collapsed in west Delhi's Vishnu Garden area on Saturday night around 9pm, killing 4 and injuring more than 9 after 13 people were rescued, including 4 children, from under the rubble. Rescue operations are underway while an investigation has also be initiated.
Building collapses in Vishnu Garden in west Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Building collapses in Vishnu Garden in west Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A four-storey building collapsed in west Delhi's Vishnu Garden area on Saturday around 9pm, killing four people and injuring more than nine. Thirteen people were rescued, including 4 children, from under the rubble.

"We have pulled out a total of 13 people so far of which four have been confirmed dead, nine others are undergoing treatment," said a police official. Many are still feared to be trapped under the debris, including a minor girl. Here's a photo essay on the tragedy and its aftermath.

Rescue operations are still on with two National Disaster Response Force teams (NDRF), police officials and district administration officials lending a helping hand. AAP MLA from Tilak Nagar, Jarnail Singh, and BJP MP Parvesh Verma visited the site.

Although no construction was underway, locals pinned the blamed on Delhi Jal Board, claiming that the water board were excavating the site for laying down sewer lines which allegedly led to the collapse.

Singh added that the area had been under water for almost four days. An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the cause of the collapse. Here's a photo essay on the collapse and its aftermath.

The ground floor of the building was rented out as a salon use while the upper storeys were occupied by residents. (ANI Photo)

People injured in the collapse undergo treatment at a local hospital. At least four of the 13 rescued have sustained serious injuries. (ANI Photo)

According to a senior NDRF official, two teams from Ghaziabad with about 30 men in each were rushed to the spot soon after the collapse.(ANI Photo)

AAP MLA fron Tilak Nagar was seen at the site of the mishap on Sunday morning. He blamed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), saying that "such incidents keep taking place in Delhi". (ANI Photo)

BJP MP Parvesh Verma also inspected the site of building collapse in Vishnu Garden area of west Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Meanwhile, a large crowd gathered in the Vishnu Garden area in west Delhi. This hampered the rescue operations. (Abhishek Saha/ HT Photo)

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