Toddler dies in house collapse in Delhi’s Paharganj (Ld)

A three and a half year old child succumbed to injuries he sustained in a house collapse in the national capital’s Paharganj area on Thursday evening, a Fire Department official said.

The official informed that they received a call about the incident near Khanna Market and Vivek Hotel in Paharganj area of central Delhi at around 8.40 p.m. after which seven rescue units were immediately pressed into service.

“A child, identified as Amjad, who was rescued by the firemen was declared dead by the doctors,” Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg told IANS.

Three others — Zareena, 1.5, Alifa, 8 and their father M. Zaheer, 52, were also rescued from underneath the debris and are currently admitted at the Kalawati Hospital.

The Paharganj area is known for its budgets hotels, lodges and restaurants. Some areas however have congested lanes and old houses which always pose a risk of a major accident.

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