Ghazipur landfill collapse LIVE Updates: As many as two people were reported dead after a huge heap of garbage caved in at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi on Friday evening, reported ANI. The agency reported that at least 4 to 5 vehicles were swept into the canal while ABP News reported that many people are still trapped under the debris. The incident reportedly happened around 2:30 pm when the garbage heap collapsed in Ghazipur. As per ANI, the rescue operations are going on at the moment. It is being reported that a few locals might be trapped inside as well. Ambulances and fire tenders have reached the spot to help with the rescue operations. The Delhi police have confirmed that it has recovered one body from the spot while the MCD official confirmed that two people are dead. Meanwhile, CNN-News 18 reports that so far 4 people have been rescued. ANI reported that the vehicles have gone inside the Kondli canal.
Here are Ghazipur landfill collapse LIVE Updates:
5:58 PM: An NDRF team, comprising 45 personnel, was rushed to the site, a senior NDRF official said. It is currently assisting with the rescue operations.
5:34 PM: Here is an image as the rescue operation is going on:
5:32 PM: One local while speaking to CNN-News 18 said that MCD should take responsibility for the incident.
5:26 PM: “Rescue operation is underway. Reason of the incident can be ascertained only after investigation,” Ranbir Singh, EDMC Commissioner was quoted saying by ANI.
5:24 PM: It is being reported that the incident has led to a huge traffic jam in the area.
5:20 PM: Here are more live visuals and updates from the spot:
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5:18 PM: The official on spot has confirmed that as many as 5 people have been rescued so far.
5:16 PM: “We don’t have any control over MCD and DDA. This disaster was waiting to happen,” Bharadwaj said.
5:13 PM: The Ghazipur landfill was a major issue going into the MCD election this year.
5:12 PM: One person who was rescued from the Ghazipur dumpyard is critically injured, reports CNN-News 18.
5:09 PM: The MCD official present at the spot has confirmed that two people are dead after the incident.
5:07 PM: 10 fire tenders have reached the spot to assist with the rescue operations.
5:05 PM: One vehicle has been fished out but its driver is missing, reports CNN-News 18.
5:03 PM: Meanwhile, India.com reports that 3 people have been killed in the incident so far.
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5:01 PM: According to Zee News, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Commissioner has reached the spot to inspect what went wrong.
4:59 PM: The body was recovered from the Kondli canal while the rescue operations are still on.
4:57 PM: ANI reports while quoting Delhi police that one body has already been recovered from the spot.
4:55 PM: Defending the Delhi government, Bharadwaj added that for waste management, Delhi government has come up with many solutions.
4:54 PM: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj told India Today that MCD’s garbage disposal is a big problem.
4:53 PM: Here are the latest visuals from the spot:
Delhi: Garbage dump caves in at Ghazipur landfill site, 4-5 vehicles trapped in debris pic.twitter.com/lXjm0ojT90
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4:51 PM: One NDRF team has also reached the spot to help with the rescue operation, reports India Today.
4:49 PM: The rescue operations are currently going on.
4:47 PM: The road next to the next landfill has been blocked because of the incident, tweeted Delhi traffic police.
4:43 PM: ABP News reported quoting eyewitnesses that 2 persons have died in the incident so far. But, no official word has come on this yet.
4:41 PM: The news has been confirmed by Delhi Traffic police:
१/२ DND से कोंडली व गाजीपुर खत्ता जाने वाले मार्ग में कई गाड़ियाँ कूड़े के ढेर में धंस गई हैं …
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4:35 PM: Several vehicles are still trapped under debris. One car was seen floating in the canal next to where incident happened. It is feared that many people are trapped too.
4:25 PM: The incident took place at around 2:30 pm on Friday.