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Two die, three injured as factory wall collapses in Shahdara

New Delhi: Two persons died and three injured after a part of a wall collapsed in an aluminium factory in Delhi's Shahdara on Thursday. An Official from East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said that the building owner in order to rebuild the wall was demolishing the wall when the incident happened.

The deceased have been identified as Baldev and Dharmender, both in their early 30s. According to the fire department, they received information regarding the incident around 11.54 am.

"Five people were buried under the debris in Shahdara's Seemapuri area. They were engaged in a repair work when the incident happened," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said. The persons who were at the spot did not get any time to escape and were trapped under debries. The police were informed about the incident. Fire official stated that they took out the victims from the debries.

The victims were rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where two were declared brought dead while three others are undergoing treatment, the police officer said. Three persons aged between 22-27 are still undergoing treatment at hospital.

A senior police officer in the Shahdara district said that the probe is on to check negligence in the incident.

"It's an old building and investigation is going on to know whether it was legal or not. We have registered a case against the owner," the police officer said.

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