Five persons, who were trapped in the adjacent building, were rescued by the relief and rescue teams.
New Delhi: In a tragic incident, a four-storeyed building collapsed in West Delhi’s Inderpuri area in the early hours on Saturday. Five persons, who were trapped in the adjacent building, were rescued by the relief and rescue teams.
The unoccupied four-storeyed structure started to lean around 3 am and rested precariously on the nearby building whose occupants were sleeping at the time of the incident. The locals tried to help them out and informed the fire service and the police.
“We got the call about a collapsing building at around 3.30 am. We rescued five persons. No one sustained any grievous injury,” said a senior police officer.
A case has been registered in the matter and further probe is underway. The owner of the collapsed structure is being questioned, he added. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) officials said that the debris from the collapsed structure was being removed and a contractor was engaged to dismantle it.