5 die in Delhi building collapse

Many are still feared trapped under the debris of the fallen structure. Situated near the Jama Masjid area, the building at Chandni Mahal area collapsed around 8 pm under the impact of construction work on a building adjacent to it, police said.

“The building is an old structure. I had called the Station House Officer this Sunday telling him that there is illegal construction going on. Unfortunately, due to digging, the building collapsed leading to 20-25 people being trapped,” local MLA Shoaib Iqbal said.

The incident took place in a narrow lane and it affected the pace of rescue work as people could not reach the site. The scene was full of rubble which rescue workers worked hard to remove in order to locate survivors.

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