6 dead as LPG blast triggers building collapse in West Delhi
Six people were killed Thursday after an LPG cylinder blast in a building, where works related to fans was being carried out, in West Delhi's Sudarshan Park triggered a collapse bringing a portion of the structure down, police said.
The fire department received a call about the collapse at around 8.48 pm and eight fire tenders, along with ambulances, were rushed to the spot, they said.
"The incident took place in West Delhi's Sudarshan Park area after an LPG cylinder blast. Six people have died. The building comprises ground and the first floors," Monika Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), said.
Police said 18 people have been rescued and shifted to Acharya Bhikshu hospital. A few more persons are feared trapped under the debris, they said.
The structure is located in a congested area and it was being used for painting ceiling fans.
"Fifteen persons were rescued and rushed to Acharya Bhikshu hospital in front of me. Later, we got to know that six people including a five-year-old child died," he said.
A resident of the locality, Surender Jain, said he got to know about the incident through media reports.
"I was shocked to see the visuals on tv. I rushed to check the situation. Three years ago, a similar incident had occurred in the near by locality. It's a big market where work related to fans is carried out," he said.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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