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Delhi CM Kejriwal orders Magisterial probe into building collapse

New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Sawan Park, Bharat Nagar building collapse wherein four children and two women lost their lives here.

CM, who visited the Deepchand Bandhu Hospital in Ashok Vihar to meet the Bharat Nagar building collapse victims making sure they get proper medical care and support and also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased in the incident.

Delhi police has registered a case under section 304/34 IPC against three persons including the owner of the building namely Dharmender in this regard.

It is being said that Dharmender had rented out the property.

According to the MCD, the building was not declared dangerous by the North DMC nor they received any application for the purpose in Building department – II/KPZ from September 1 2017 till date.

So far, 12 people were rushed to the hospital including the 5 who were declared brought dead, while one of the three who were critical, a 24 year old woman also passed away later in the evening.

According to police, out of the total 23 people living in the building, 12 people were present inside the building while eleven were outside when the incident took place.

The deceased who were declared brought dead were were identified as Ashi (3), Saurya (2), Rajnesh (4), Sumnesh (12) and Munni Devi (35 – 40).

The lady who was critical and passed away later this evening was identified as Seema (24).

According to the MCD, a call was received at the control room around 0905 hours on Wednesday regarding the building collapse in Sawan park which is an unauthorized regularized colony.

Man and machinery were immediately rushed to the site for rescue operation and removal of debris, and Dy. Commissioner of the Keshavpuram Zone also reached the spot.

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