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Two die after wall of a godown collapses in Najafgarh area

Two die after wall of a godown collapses in Najafgarh area

New Delhi: Two persons died and one injured after the wall of a godown collapsed in Najafgarh area of Dwarka district on Monday. Police claimed that they have registered a case in this regard.

According to police, around 3.58 pm, a PCR call was received at Najafgarh police station in which caller claimed that two persons were injured due to fall of a wall at Tehsil Road, Nangli Sakrawati in Najafgarh. Police reached the spot and found that two persons identified as Jasvir (20) and Karim (25), both residents of Bulandshahr, were critically injured. They were immediately shifted to RTRM Hospital in PCR vans in unconscious condition. Another person named Sonu (21) was also injured in the incident.

According to Delhi Police Press statement, on inquiry it was found that the falling wall was dividing two godowns (one of the tiles and the other one of scraps). "The owner of godown of tiles is one Surender who further gave this on rent to Sunil Sharma. The scrap godown owner identified as the wife of one Prem Prakash, resident of Dwarka, gave this on rent to Kapil Gupta," police said in the Press statement.

The fallen wall was constructed three years ago by Surender Jain S/o Jagram, who had first elevated the base to about 5 feet by retaining wall and further elevated the wall to 8 feet, hence the wall was about 12 feet from the side of scrap godown.

The statement further added that in the scrap godown, there were 10 workers who do grass cutting, wire cutting and other activities in the premises in Khasara number 121 in Najafgarh's Masudabad for Kapil Gupta. "Today the workers were working very close to the wall, which suddenly fell down. A case has been registered under relevant sections," police said.

The reason behind the deaths of more than 350 persons in the city since 2009 was house collapse in different parts of National Capital, claimed the data of Delhi Fire Services (DFS).

The data of DFS accessed by Millennium Post claimed that in the year 2009-10, around 34 persons died whereas in the year 2010-11, the death toll increased to 112 whereas 2011-12, witnessed 47 deaths in the city. "The structure collapsed in the year 2012-13 claimed 37 lives whereas, in 2013-14, around 29 persons died. More than 40 persons were killed in 2014-15 whereas in 2016-17 over 20 persons lost their lives. From 2017 to March 2018, 11 persons have died," claimed the DFS data.

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