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Three-Storey Building Collapses in Ashok Vihar, Five Dead and Seven injured

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A three-storey building collapsed in the North Delhi Ashok Vihar area on Wednesday, 26 September. The building is, reportedly collapsed in Ashok Vihar Phase 3 near Sawan Park.

As per the PTI report, 5 people including one woman and four children lost their lives, while at least eight people have been injured. Among the dead was a woman identified as Munni, two brothers aged 10 years, and one brother and sister aged 5 years.

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Two teams of NDRF reached the spot to undergo the rescue operations.  Eight people who have been rescued are admitted to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital and are still in a critical condition. Sources are claiming that some of the causalities are still feared trapped under the debris.

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Reportedly, rescue teams rushed to the spot with six fire tenders, as soon as the call was received to them.   

According to a senior North Delhi Municipal Corporation official, the building was 20 years old and the structure was in a very deteriorated condition.          

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