Boy killed, 7 injured in wall collapse in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy was killed and seven other persons were critically injured after a wall belonging to North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) collapsed at Karol Bagh, the police said on Friday.

The boy was identified as Poochi and the injured persons have been admitted to Lady Hardinge Hospital in critical condition, a police officer said.

The wall collapse occurred around 11.25 a.m. on Desh Bandhu Gupta Road when a tree was being cut down by North DMC workers.

“The tree accidentally fell on the wall, which collapsed on the eight locals, including the minor boy, Poochi, standing near to it. We are investigating the case and necessary action will be taken against the guilty,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjeet Singh Randhawa said.

Sanjeev Nayyar, Mayor of North DMC, told IANS,” I have inquired about the matter. To my knowledge, no one has died due to the incident. Only one person has been injured.”

A case was registered at the Desh Bandhu Gupta Road police station.