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Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site collapses, two killed, several trapped

At least two people were killed and several got trapped after a part of the landfall site in Delhi's Ghazipur area collapsed on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 1, 2017 6:57:55 pm
Ghazipur, Gazipur, delhi, Ghazipur landfill, Ghazipur landfill site, Ghazipur landfill site caves in, garbage, gazipur news An NDRF team comprising 45 personnel has also rushed to the cave-in site at Ghazipur landfill. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

At least two people were killed and several got trapped after a part of the landfall site in Delhi’s Ghazipur area collapsed on Thursday. “Two bodies have been recovered, five persons rescued,” said Ajay Arora, SDM, Mayur Vihar. According to the officials, four vehicles, which were moving on a nearby road, fell into a drain after the garbage dump collapsed on them this afternoon. Due to the cave-in, a car and a two-wheeler fell into the Kondli canal which flows near the landfill site, a police official said.

According to a fire department official, the rescue operation is underway and four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. An NDRF team comprising 45 personnel has also rushed to the cave-in site at Ghazipur landfill.

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According to the officials, a car, a scooter and two motorcycles, which were moving on a nearby road, fell into the Kondli canal after the garbage dump collapsed this afternoon and pushed the vehicles off the road into the canal.

“Two persons, Raj Kumari (32) and Abhishek (22), have died and four others rescued,” a senior police official said.

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According to a fire department official, initially four fire tenders were rushed to the spot but later 11 more vehicles were sent.

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The landfill site falls under the jurisdiction of the EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation). East Delhi mayor Neema Bhagat, when contacted, said a portion of the garbage mound collapsed due to rains.

“A portion of that (collapsed garbage mound) then fell into one of the canals close to it and the water splashed on to some moving vehicles throwing them into another flank of the canal,” Bhagat claimed.

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With PTI inputs

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