Developing story: Two dead, many trapped as Delhi landfill caves in


Fifteen fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after the incident while 45 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also deployed.

Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia went to the accident spot and blamed the BJP-ruled municipal corporation for the accident.

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

Last year, the Supreme Court had compared the height of the garbage dumps in the city to Qutub Minar, which stands at 72.5 metres.

As per the recent reports, a Garbage dump cave in Delhi's Ghazipur reportedly collapsed, injuring over a dozen people on Friday.

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

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Pugdemont commented that despite the "legitimate political disagreements" the eulogy to the victims had been dignified. Six of them were killed by police and two were killed in an explosion in the terrorists' bomb factory In Alcanar.

Travellers and commuters can see dumpsters winding their way up to the landfill, where about 2,500 metric tonnes of garbage are dumped every day, with scavenging birds hovering over it. He later recalled, "The water smelt horribly of the festering garbage, but I managed to pull out the driver of vehicle that was bobbing in the water". Many of them jumped into the water and began rescuing people.

"Rescue operation is underway. Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?"

"The DPCC (Delhi Pollution Control Committee) had earlier sent many notices to the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) about the landfill", Kejriwal said.

"We must try to avoid stacking of garbage mountains", he said in a statement.

The Ghazipur landfill site came up in 1984 and is the oldest of three garbage dumping sites in the national capital.

Police brought in large cranes to clear the trash as they launched a rescue operation.