Residential building collapsed in New Delhi


Under the rubble are still about 20 people

27.09.11.Obrushenie building in one of the old quarters of the city took place late Tuesday night. Under the rubble are still about 20 people.
Storey residential building collapsed in the Old Market Chandni Chowk in New Delhi in India. At least 5 people the number of dead and another 25 seriously injured.

The number of victims is likely to increase, as in the rubble are still about 20 people.

On-site emergency rescue work and medical teams. Police cordoned off the area from nearby homes to evacuate people, there is likelihood of re-collapse.

It is already known that the cause of the accident was due to the pressure on the building passing nearby construction work. This is not the first fatal case in the Indian capital.

In November last year, the five-story building collapsed killing 60 people, another 130 were injured. Most often, tragedies occur because of safety violations in the construction and renovation projects.

The government has pledged to demolish all the old buildings, but the execution of the plan is constantly delayed. Age crashed Tuesday the house was about 70 years old.

Ekaterina Sidorova

Source: Life News Online

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