Building collapses in Sawan Park, 5 dead

Special Correspondent : Sufi

NORTH WEST DISTRICT
Sense of deja vu of Ramesh Park,East Delhi
Building collapses in Sawan Park, 5 dead

Sheer carelessness and lackadaisical move of MCD could well be seen in such cases.

A 23 years old five storeyed building came down crumbling like a pack of cards in North West Delhi’s Sawan Park, Ashok Vihar around 9 15 on the morning of Wednesday. The major part of the building constructed in 25 square yards was occupied by about two dozens of persons. Locals said that a tree beside the ill-fated building actually had supported the structure from one side.

With the help of the local residents, the personnel from NDRF, Fire Brigade, Civil Defence and Delhi Police rushed to the spot and rescued those buried in the debris. The rescue operation is still continuing on a war footing note. JCB machines have been pressed into operation to clear the rubble as fast as it could be so as to extract those still trapped inside.

10 persons have been pulled out of the debris so far. Four children have been reported dead where seven have got grievously injured, rushed to a nearby hospital.

As per the sources, residents have put up their complaints against the building in a shambles. This effected a notice sent by MCD to the owner of the building.
FIR is registered under sections 304/34 IPC.

A case has been registered against Dharmender the owner of the collapsed house number 43 in Harjijan Basti, Sawan Park.
Those died in the disaster were identified as Ashi 3 years, Shaurya 2 years, Rajneesh 4 years, Summesh 12 years and Munni Devi 35 years

It’s learnt that a complaint about the building posing a serious threat to those living was lodged by one Sanjeev Gupta on August 16, 2017 MCD visited the site 20 days ago and issued a notice against it.

The building was comprised of three floors and occupied by three different families, the floor below remained vacant and the ground floor was almost empty. Sunil Gupta had a shop in this building have made serious allegations about the civic agencies being indifferent to the fact.

Rescue operation is on,the lanes were too narrow and houses cheek by jowl created difficulty in rescue operation.
The police have registered the case against Dharmender, the owner of the house under relevant sections, he is absconding till the report came in.
When the building collapsed some children had gone to school otherwise more casualties could have been reported.

Arvind Kejriwal CM Delhi went to visit the injured admitted to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital.

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