Five children die in Delhi wall collapse

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 07:40 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) At least five children - all below the age of 10 - died in the capital after a wall under construction collapsed on them Wednesday, a fire brigade official said.

The incident took place in Dallupura area near Mayur Vihar Phase III of Delhi while the children were playing near a building under construction.

"We got a telephone call at 9.30 a.m. We managed to pull out five children from the rubble and rushed them to hospital," the official said.

The children were taken to the Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital where they were declared dead.

Rescue operations are underway as officials fear that more people may be trapped under the debris.

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