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Dead As Landfill Collapses In Delhi, 5 Rescued

Dead As Landfill Collapses In Delhi, 5 Rescued”

The collapsed mound's debris swept away a vehicle and a two-wheeler, along with their riders, into the nearby Kondli canal, a police official said.

Panic prevailed in the area soon after the incident, prompting scores of residents, passersby, and motorists run to rescue people who came under the rubbles.

"The woman's body has been recovered".

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on the spot to coordinate all relief and rescue operations.

The CM, who took to Twitter, wrote: "Visited Ghazipur site. Reason of the incident can be ascertained only after investigation".

The chief minister said that he would also speak to lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and pressure the municipal corporations to do away with such garbage dumps and introduce a modern solid waste management system.

The Congress held both the AAP government and the BJP-ruled MCDs responsible for the landfill site mishap.

A Hyundai X-cent, a motorcycle, and a scooter were pulled out from the waters.

Atop the 71-acre dump, rag-pickers, many of them children, go around collecting every possible bit of recyclable material.

Anumita Roychowdhury, the director (operations) at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said that these landfills crossed their longevity years ago.

The waste comes from east Delhi, home to more than four million of the capital's 21 million people.

The garbage comes from east Delhi, home to more than 4 million of the capital's 21 million people.

Nearly a dozen divers from the Delhi Boat Club were involved in the rescue operation.

Meanhwhile, Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Ranbir Singh said, "Rescue operation is underway".



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