Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday visited a hospital here to meet the victims of Ashok Vihar building collapse that occurred earlier today. The CM met the injured people and enquired about their condition. Meanwhile, CM Kejriwal has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and assured the victims that compensation will be provided to them by the city government. “I have ordered magisterial probe in the matter. The Delhi government will also give compensation to the kin of deceased and injured,” he said.
Blaming MCD for the tragedy, he said it was the duty of the civic body to assess the condition of the building, which it did not perform. “Municipal corporation has the responsibility of safety of buildings…they will have to keep their system in order…they (MCDs) will have to strictly enforce their law,” he told reporters.
“बिल्डिंगों की स्थिति व अनुपालन की ज़िम्मेदारी MCD की है, जिसका ठीक से निर्वाहन नही किया गया।
अशोक विहार फेज 3 में हुए बिल्डिंग हादसे में मजिस्ट्रेट जांच के आदेश दे दिए गए हैं और सरकार पीड़ितों को उचित मुआवज़ा देगी”- @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/lPiiOoBEVg
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) September 26, 2018
Earlier today in a shocking incident, five people were killed, including four children, and at least seven injured after a four-storied building collapsed in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar Phase 3 area, causing panic in this northwest area of the national capital today morning. According to reports, the rescue operation is underway and six fire tenders are engaged in the relief and rescue operation near Sawan park.
Vimlesh, who was present at the hospital and whose family members were injured in the collapse, told PTI, “as soon as I left home and had barely walked a few metres, I heard a loud noise and when I turned back, I saw the building collapse like a pack of cards. I am waiting to hear about the condition of my family members. Two of my daughters had left home in the morning.”
A call about the incident was received by the Delhi fire services at 9.25 am and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The injured have been rushed to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital.
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been mobilised for the rescue operation.
In July this year, two under-construction buildings were collapsed in Shah Beri village of Greater Noida in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.