Five-storey building collapses in Delhi; 30 killed

New Delhi: A five-storey residential building collapsed in Lalita Park in New Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area on Monday evening. Delhi's fire brigade chief R C Sharma has said that at least 30 people and have died in the accident and 25-30 others are trapped under the debris.
The fire chief added that the rescue operation will continue throughout the night.
Health Minister Kiran Walia is at the building collapse site to assess the situation.
Several people are feared trapped under the debris. Rescue operations are on and the injured have been shifted to Lal Bahadur Shastri and LNJP hospitals.
According to eyewitnesses, at least 400-500 people were staying in the building which collapsed at 7.30 pm. There is no confirmation on how the building collapsed but according to locals, the basement of the building was filled with water and some construction work was going on which further weakened the base of the building.
Speaking to NDTV, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "30 to 40 people are yet to be rescued. I think this disaster happened because of the carelessness of the builder. I will order an inquiry into the incident
Dikshit also added that mobile phones have been heard ringing under the debris.
Rescue work is going on and the people in the area have been assisting the police officials and the fire brigade.
About 50 people have been rescued till now. A crane has arrived at the site and attempts are being made to clear the debris.