A four-storey building collapsed in north Delhi’s Malkaganj near Subzi Mandi late on Monday morning. 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.
Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said the fire control room received a call at 11.50am regarding a building collapse in Malkaganj. Initially, five fire tenders and rescue teams were sent to the spot. Later, two more fire tenders were dispatched, he said.
Deputy commissioner of police (north) Anto Alphonse said, “The rescue operation is still on and the local police officials are there. Further information will be shared soon.”