Houses collapse in west Delhi after cylinder explosion, nine injured


Nine people, including a child, were injured when two houses collapsed in the west on Monday DelhiNangloi area after the cylinder blast, officials said on Monday.

Delhi Fire Services said it received information about the collapse around 5.15 am.

An official of Delhi Fire Services said that the firemen rescued nine people and rushed them to the hospital with the help of the public and the police.

Police reached the spot after the collapse of houses in Kunwar Singh Nagar street number-10 in Nangloi.

Delhi Fire Services vehicles, two PCR vans, five ambulances, a Delhi Disaster Management Authority vehicle and a disaster management service minibus also reached the spot, a senior police officer said.

Seven people were injured due to the collapse of D-1/100, an old two-storied building. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Harinder Singh said that two people were injured due to the fall of one-storey D-1/100A.

He said that the injured were rescued from the debris with the help of local residents and fire services personnel and admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri.

The injured include five men, including a five-year-old boy, and four women, including two children aged five years and six months. the police said

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The condition of six of the injured is out of danger. Singh said that two people have been sent to a higher center and a girl is in the intensive care unit.

Crime and Forensic Science Laboratory teams were also called in.

However, the forensic science laboratory team could not examine the scene due to the dangerous condition of the buildings, police said.

The inquiry revealed that the building collapsed due to cylinder blast. He said that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Sub Divisional Magistrate (Punjabi Bagh) were informed about the incident.

Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code Sections 285 (negligent behavior in relation to fire or combustible material) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

Ravinder Singh, a neighbor of the victims, said that they saved them from the debris after the blast.

“We heard a loud noise and reached the spot. While we were rescuing the victims, Simran (one of the injured victims) told us that the incident occurred due to a leak in the cooking gas cylinder while she was turning on the gas. to heat milk for the baby. We started the rescue operation within five minutes,” he added.

In a separate incident, a house collapsed in west Delhi’s Tagore Garden area around 11.30 pm on Sunday night.

Fire officials said that the house was located in front of the Delhi Metro pole. Excavation work was going on in the adjoining plot when the building collapsed. No casualty is reported.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Akshat Kaushal said, “Teams from police, fire services and National Disaster Response Force are at the spot. Rescue operations are on since Sunday night. No casualty has been reported so far. Legal action is being taken.”

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government is in touch with rescue teams.

“Both incidents are tragic. District administrations in both areas are engaged in relief and rescue operations. We are in constant touch with rescue teams. I pray for everyone’s well-being,” he tweeted in Hindi.

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