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Two killed in Delhi's Ghazipur landfill collapse

Two killed in Delhi's Ghazipur landfill collapseā€

"Two bodies have been recovered from the Kondli canal in which the cars fell", said Ajay Arora, a district officer.A rescue operation had been on for three hours at the site in Ghazipur, which is near Delhi's border with Uttar Pradesh , As Reported By NDTV. Another bike rider who had fallen into the canal has been rescued. Police has identified the deceased as 30-year-old Rajkumari and 20-year-old Abhishek. The official said that rescue operations were on and the death toll could go up.

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

The chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the site.

They were traveling on a road near the landfill at the time of the incident. "Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?"

Meanwhile, EDMC Mayor Neema Bhagat of the Bharatiya Janata Party, blamed the AAP-ruled Delhi government for what she said was "poor maintenance" of the landfill spread over 70 acres.

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A vehicle being pulled out of a canal as the rescue operations are underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi on Friday afternoon.

People stand on a mountain of garbage that came crashing down in a landfill in New Delhi, India, today. Locals also helped rescue some persons.

A vehicle, a scooter and two motorcycles were swept away by the garbage.

Rescue operations are now underway at the site and the Delhi police suspect that more people may be buried under the pile of garbage.

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



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