2 killed as mountain of garbage collapses in New Delhi

02 September, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Four to five vehicles fell into Kondli canal after a garbage dump caved in at Ghazipur landfill site on Friday

At least three persons, including a woman, were killed when a portion of a landfill site in east Delhi's Ghazipur caved in on Friday afternoon, police said.

Rescue operation by NDRF team is underway at the garbage dump site in Ghazipur.

However, A team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF and the rescue operations are now underway. Due to the sheer impact of the crash one four wheeler, three two wheelers were swept away in the canal. "It is man made a disaster".

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A case has been registered against unidentified persons and a probe would be launched to ascertain if the incident was a result of an act of negligence, they said. Another two-wheeler rider who also fell into the canal has since been rescued. In Delhi, most landfills passed their saturation date years ago.

Police brought in large cranes to clear the trash as they launched a rescue operation. "We have a meeting planned on September 4 in which the corporation will make a presentation before the tribunal to seek NOC in this regard", she said. "I will speak to the Delhi LG for putting pressure on the municipal corporation for safe garbage disposal", he said. "Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?" he tweeted after the visit. Criminal. Mountains of garbage. There was a sense of urgency because the cops and officials feared that the heavy rains could lead to a further rise in the water level, which would have hampered the rescue efforts. However, the Ghazipur dump was 60 metres high - as tall as a 15-storey building, some estimated.

Every day, 2,500 metric tonnes of garbage are dumped there.

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