Three dead as Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site caves in

People being rescued from the Kondli drain after collapsed trash swept vehicles into the water

At least two people lost their lives and several are still trapped after a part of a huge landfill site at Ghazipur in East Delhi caved in on Friday.

Authorities deployed 10 fire tenders at the spot to help in the rescue. An NDRF team comprising of 45 personnel was rushed to the cave-in site and a team of divers have also been pressed into service.

According to the official, the woman was killed when the two-wheeler she was driving fell into the canal.

"The woman's body has been recovered".

A private TV channel reported that the body of a girl, who was riding a scooty, has been recovered.

The Delhi Police confirmed that one male and a female have been killed in the incident. She blamed the Delhi government for poor maintenance of the landfill site, which is spread across 70 acres. Five people have been rescued so far.

More cars are also reportedly stuck under the debris.

Ranbir Singh, EDMC Commissioner, said: "Reason of the incident can be ascertained only after investigation".

Police brought in large cranes to clear the trash as they launched a rescue operation.



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