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One Killed, 3 Injured as Roof of House Collapses in Delhi

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The house was located on the third floor of a building. The incident took place when welding work was being carried out on the terrace of the three-storey building, they said.

One person was killed and three others were injured after a portion of the roof of a house collapsed in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar area on Thursday, police said. The house was located on the third floor of a building. The incident took place when welding work was being carried out on the terrace of the three-storey building, they said.

Four fire tenders were also rushed to the spot, according to fire department officials. The police said they received information at 12.05 PM that a portion of the roof of the house had collapsed. After reaching the spot, it was found that some welding work was underway on the terrace of the building when a part of the roof collapsed, a senior police officer said.

"Three injured persons — Harish Rotella (owner), Khalil and Shivam — were rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre. Later, it was found that one Dharmbir, a resident of Madanpur Khadar, was stuck under the collapsed portion," Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) R P Meena said. Dharmbir was taken out from the debris in a critical condition and was shifted to AIIMS trauma Centre. He has died, the police said.

A case under has been registered under the relevant sections of the law at Sarita Vihar police station. The body of the deceased has been preserved in AIIMS Mortuary, they said.

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