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4-storey Karol Bagh building collapses in Delhi; no casualty

The ground floor of the building housed shops but there was no occupancy on all four floors when it collapsed, say officers

SNS | New Delhi |

A four-storey building collapsed in Karol Bagh locality of New Delhi on Wednesday. No casualty has been reported so far.

A fire officer said a call was received at the department’s control room at 8.40 am that a building in Dev Nagar area had collapsed.

The officer said a rescue operation was under way, with personnel from the National Disaster Response Force on the job.

The ground floor of the building houses shops but there was no occupancy on all four floors when it collapsed.

Officers said efforts were on to ascertain if anyone was trapped inside the debris. They said no casualty had been reported in the incident so far.

According to initial reports, the building was old and not maintained well.