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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: A portion of an under-construction bridge in the Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi collapsed late on Monday night. As per preliminary information of the Delhi Fire Services, one labourer was trapped under the collapsed section of the under-construction bridge, and his body was taken out of the debris during rescue operation.

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According to sources, two fire tenders are present at the spot carrying out the rescue operation. NDRF personnel have also been pressed into service to carry out rescue works at the spot.

NDRF personnel carry out rescue works at mishap site in West Delhi
Rescue operations near mishap site in Delhi
Rescue operations at the mishap site in Delhi
Rescue works at mishap site in West Delhi

Sources said a cement-cum-iron girder installed between two pillars of the under-construction bridge fell on four trucks parked near it.

The deceased Ram Bahadur was a 50-year-old man who was sleeping in one of the four trucks parked near the bridge and he was crushed to death in the mishap, said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Prashant Gautam.

Police said that Bahadur was from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh and used to work as a watchman guarding parked trucks at night.

The fire department said it received a call at 8.48 am on Tuesday, and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot. A Disaster Management Team, along with police and CAT ambulance, also reached the spot immediately after receiving information.

(With PTI Inputs)

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