In a tragic incident, as many as two people were reported dead after a huge heap of garbage caved in at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi on Friday evening. 5 people have been rescued from the spot whereas some others are feared to be trapped in the debris. Further, a team of NDRF with 45 personnel is involved in rescue operations.
# No doubt it's serious concern, talked to LG about shifting landfill. Also asked compensation for those who died, he agreed: East Delhi MP
# The identity of two people dead has been revealed. The deceased have been identified as Abhishek (20 yrs) and Rajkumari (30 yrs)
No doubt it's serious concern, talked to LG about shifting landfill. Also asked compensation for those who died, he agreed: East Delhi MP pic.twitter.com/KMzEvFe6pu— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2017
# Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is going to the spot. He said that he will speak on the issue only after getting proper information regarding it.
# Rescue operation is underway. Reason of the incident can be ascertained only after investigation: Ranbir Singh, EDMC Commissioner
# Two people have died in the tragic incident whereas 5 have been rescued.
# A team of NDRF with 45 personnel has been sent to the spot for rescue operations.
# One body recovered from Kondli canal, confirms Delhi Police
# Rescue operations are still underway.
# Fire brigade engines are present on the spot.
Two bodies have been recovered, five persons rescued: Ajay Arora, SDM, Mayur Vihar. pic.twitter.com/8F20SChLJT— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2017
# A part of the dumping yard in Ghazipur falls.
# Many cars and bikes fell in Kondli canal.
# 4-5 vehicles fell into Kondli canal.
# Several people are believed to be trapped under the debris.
# 1 woman on a scooty dies due to the incident.
# Ghazipur garbage dump caves in
The garbage dump, in East Delhi's Ghazipur area, collapsed around 2:20 pm. The Delhi Traffic Police has said the road leading from the Delhi-Noida-Delhi Expressway towards Kondali and Ghazipur have been shut due to the landfill collapse.
The site has exceeded its occupancy but garbage is filled here in the absence of any other alternative. On an average, 22,000 metric tonne garbage is deposited here. In order to decrease the pressure on the landfill site, a pipe line has been laid out in a 10 acre area. Methane gas has been taken out in the area and grass has been grown there. There was a plan to use the garbage from the dump for filling the NH -9 but the same has not materialised till now.
Further, even electricity has been produced from the garbage present in the area. However, despite all this, the garbage keeps on increasing here.