MCD orders evacuation of 38 buildings near accident siteBy IANS
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday ordered the immediate evacuation of 38 buildings near the site of the collapsed five-storey building in east Delhi.
“The civic agency has served a 24-hour vacation notice to 38 buildings for water in the basement in Lalita Park locality,” said Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) spokesperson Deep Mathur.
These buildings are close to the collapsed building in Lalita Park locality near the Yamuna river in east Delhi. The tragedy left 66 people dead and 83 injured.
The civic agency Tuesday said the basement of the collapsed building was flooded and this could be the primary reason for the collapse.