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3 dead as building collapses in Chandni Chowk

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, July 16: Three people were killed and seven others injured when a three-storeyed building collapsed in Chandni Chowk area of Central Delhi in the early hours today.

Among those killed are two women and a child, said a senior police official.

The seven injured in the building located in Baradari, Ballimaran area of Chandni Chowk have been admitted to different hospitals.

About a dozen people were inside when the building collapsed at about 0200 hrs, said the Fire Brigade adding that ten tenders were rushed for rescue operations.

Even after nearly ten hours of operations two teams were still sifting through the rubble for anyone trapped, it said.

The building was old and reportedly collpased due to heavy rains a day before.


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