Dead As Landfill In Delhi's Ghazipur Collapses, More People Trapped
- Author: Joey Payne Sep 02, 2017,
Sep 02, 2017, 0:54
It was reported that at least two people were killed and few others were trapped in the east Delhi's Ghazipur area on Friday afternoon.
East Delhi mayor Neema Bhagat said the corporation was aware of the DPCC notices and is waiting for land allotment from the DDA for creating new landfill sites.
Meanwhile, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was pressed for relief and rescue operations. Due to the sheer impact of the crash one four wheeler, three two wheelers were swept away in the canal.
The garbage mound, overflowing with stinking, toxic trash that has gathered over several years, collapsed around 2:30 pm.
"Visited Ghazipur site. It's a man-made disaster". "Had the MCD not let the height of the waste material increase above its optimum level, the incident would not have happened", Mr Kumar said. Another two-wheeler rider who also fell into the canal has since been rescued. Criminal. Mountains of garbage.
"It is important that steps be taken to develop alternate additional landfill sites for Delhi and scientific disposal of garbage be ensured".
When the garbage dump collapsed in one of the Kondili canals, a auto, a scooter, and two motorcycles were swept into it.
According to a fire department official, four fire tenders were initially rushed to the spot to help in rescue operations, but later another 11 were added to the fleet.
He asked the civic body to use modern technology to manage solid waste. "If we continue to mindlessly pile trash over trash, we are only inviting trouble for ourselves", Ms. Mukherjee said.
Heavy rains are believed to have caused the landfill to collapse.