On Thursday, a part of a building in Connaught Place collapsed. This sudden accident raises questions on safety in Delhi’s most favourite and crowded destination. The incident took place on the first floor of C-Block above the popular Jain Book Depot where a wall and the roof collapsed.
“The fire control room was informed about the collapse around 2.10am after which four fire tenders led by 20 firemen reached the incident site. The section of the building that collapsed was vacant for a long time, which is why no person was there when the incident took place,” a Delhi fire services (DFS) official said.
The building collapses were, however, empty for a long time hence no one was hurt while the gigantic building turns into a pile a cement and brick. The guard of the building could also escape the scene unhurt, preventing any possible tragedy in the scene. The operation to remove debris from the collapse site by fire department rescue teams continued till late in the morning. The incident took place in the middle of the night which means that the shops were closed hence there were no people around. The same if occurred in the morning could leave a lot of families in deep sorrow.