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Five kids die in Delhi wall collapse'

Five kids die in Delhi wall collapse
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The negligence of the owner and the contractor while constructing a wall snuffed the lives out of five innocent children. Just a day after the collapse of a school building in Faridabad, yet another under-construction wall came crashing down in New Ashok Nagar in east Delhi, killing five children below seven years of age. Another four-year-old girl was seriously injured.

The incident took place around 9.50 am on Wednesday at Dallupura village. The children were playing near the wall. The rescue operation started at 10 am, jointly by the Fire department, local police and members of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). ‘Six children were pulled out of the debris and were immediately rushed to nearby Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital, where five were declared dead on arrival. A girl survived and is undergoing treatment,’ said police.

The deceased have been identified as Aditya, 2, Bulli, 4, Ankit, 6, Amrit, 7, and Kanchan, 7. The injured has been identified as Saraswati, 4. Satish, a labourer from Bulandshahr, UP, lost both  his children – Ankit and Bulli. Another labourer, Tuntun Singh, lost his son Ankit. His  daughter Saraswati is injured.

‘Chaudhary Vijender Singh, owner of the plot where the incident took place, was building a boundary wall around his land. Three sides of the plot had already been completed and since Monday, construction of fourth wall was going on,’ said police.

Soon after the incident, remaining walls were also brought down as they posed danger. Prima facie it appears the incident took place because of the bad quality of material used for construction. ‘We are yet to confirm if the technical standards were followed or not,’ the official added.

A case has been registered against Singh and contractor, Bhanwar Singh, who are have absconding as of now.
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