New Delhi: Two persons were killed and a woman was injured here on Tuesday afternoon when a four-storeyed under-construction building collapsed, fire brigade officials said. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) later ordered a probe.

The incident took place in Chander Vihar at around 4:20 pm, fire brigade officials said, adding they fear that three more persons might be buried in the debris.

The officials said they recovered the bodies of two persons. An injured woman has been rushed to hospital. The victims have been identified as Nirmal Sngh, the owner and Daya Ram, a labourer. The injured woman has been admitted at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

MCD orders probe

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) ordered a probe into the collapse of a
four-storeyed under-construction building in an unauthorized colony in north-west Delhi.

Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra asked the Deputy Commissioner of Najafgarh Zone to examine all aspects of the issue and submit a report within three days.

"Further action will subsequently be taken," an MCD official said.

Senior MCD officials visited the spot. Excavators, bulldozers, trucks, equipment and implements have also been sent, the official said adding,"the primary focus of MCD
right now is on the removal of debris".

The MCD drew criticism over rampant growth of unauthorised constructions in the city after a building with illegal floors collapsed in East Delhi in November last year, killing 71 people. Since then, the civic body has undertaken regular drives to demolish illegal structures across the capital.

(Agencies)