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Vehicles fall into Kondli canal after landfill site collapses, many feared trapped

02 September 2017, 12:55 | Colleen Roy

Rescue operations are underway at the affected site

Ghazipur landfill site collapse 1 dead body recovered many feared dead

The rubbish pushed several vehicles into a nearby canal in the Ghazipur area of the capital, police officer Omvir Singh said. And as the accumulated muck thundered down, it swept a number of cars and bikes into the Kondli canal running parallel to the road.

The two persons who died in the accident include 30-year-old Raj Kumari and 20-year-old Abhishek. The official said that rescue operations were on and the death toll could go up.

Meanwhile, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was pressed for relief and rescue operations.

They were traveling on a road near the landfill at the time of the incident.

East Delhi mayor Neema Bhagat, when contacted, said a portion of the garbage mound collapsed due to rains. "Mountains of garbage. Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?"

The CM, who took to Twitter, wrote: "Visited Ghazipur site".

The Congress held both the AAP government and the BJP-ruled MCDs responsible for the landfill site mishap. Like other bravehearts, Ali climbed the colony's iron barricade and jumped into the water to rescue those trapped in the cars.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, east district, Satya Sundaram, said, " We are unsure about how many more people are inside the canal".

Anumita Roychowdhury, the director (operations) at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said that these landfills crossed their longevity years ago.

Delhi's Ghazipur landfill, one of the four methane-filled simmering landfills in the Capital, is on the Waste Atlas 2014 list of 50 biggest dump sites in the world.

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