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Landfill collapses in east Delhi's Ghazipur: 2 dead, 5 injured and many feared trapped
Two people including one woman lost their lives when a part of the Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi collapsed on Friday. The collapse has also left five others injured and there may be many more trapped under it. The incident took place around 2:15 pm on Friday.

The mountain of garbage in this landfill site came down so heavily that it crashed into the Kondli canal that flows next to it, resulting in the canal washing over a nearby road that led to many vehicles being pushed in an open drain that was nearby. The two people who lost their lives were travelling in two separate two-wheelers that were washed away into the drain.

The deceased have been identified as Abhishek (22) and Rajkumari (28).

The government has launched a massive search and rescue operation involving teams of Delhi Police, NDRF, Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Civil Defence personnel, and other emergency departments.

Delhi CM and deputy CM visited the site and promised compensation for those who have lost their lives. 

As the landfill site came down the blame-game went up. Some have started blaming the recent rains (as if Delhi's never seen rains before).

The area falls under East Delhi Municipal Corporation which has promised to launch an inquiry committee to find out the real reason for the landfill site coming down.

The Delhi government on the other hand launched a sharp attack on the LG and the MCD calling it a man-made disaster and arguing that for years, it has been asking for an alternate site as the landfill has been filled way beyond its capacity. 

The MCD instead blamed the NHAI for not keeping its promise of using the garbage from the landfill for road filling activities.

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