WATCH: 2 workers killed, 1 critical in Delhi as building collapses

Delhi: Two workers died, another was injured when a two-storey, old construction building in Kabir Nagar, Welcome collapsed late last night.

A local eyewitness told ANI, “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…”

The building was being used as a garment factory. The deceased were identified as Arshad (30) and Tauhid (20) while the injured Rehan (22) is undergoing treatment and is said to be in critical condition.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey said that at 2:16 a.m. a call was received regarding the collapse of a two-storey, old building at Gali No. 4, Kabir Nagar in Welcome area following which a police team rushed to the spot.

“Three workers were trapped under the debris. All three were extracted and rushed to the GTB hospital where two were declared brought dead while the third worker is critical and is under treatment,” said the DCP.

The DCP further said that the owner of the building has been identified as Shahid and efforts were being made to trace him. “Legal action will be taken in the matter and further investigation is in progress,” the DCP added.

Director of Delhi Fire Service (DFS) Atul Garg said that after receiving a call regarding the building collapse, four fire tenders were rushed to the spot. “The search operation is going on,” Garg added.

Latest visuals from the spot, as NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) officials carry out search and rescue operations.

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