Gokulpuri metro station boundary wall collapses, one dead

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Gokulpuri metro station boundary wall collapses

Due to Gokulpuri metro station boundary wall collapses, Gokulpuri metro station in Delhi has been closed temporarily. Two DMRC officials have been suspended pending enquiry.

On Thursday morning, a section of the Gokulpuri metro station boundary wall collapses, leaving one person dead and four injured.

Following the event, five persons were admitted to the GTB Hospital; four of them are receiving treatment, while one person was pronounced dead. The deceased was identified as 53-year-old Karawal Nagar resident Vinod Kumar.

Officers said that the incident took place at 11 am on when one potion of the Gokulpuri metro station boundary wall on the eastern side fell down on the road below.

“Four people were injured while one person was trapped under the debris and was grievously injured while others sustained minor injuries,” DCP (Northeast) Joy Tirkey said. A few bikes were also damaged in the incident.

The officer said that police personnel, along with public help, managed to extract the person who was trapped from under the debris. “He was riding a scooty when the incident occurred. He was rushed to the GTB Hospital,” said the DCP.

A probe is underway into the matter, DCP Tirkey said, and a case will be filed under relevant sections.

Four fire tenders were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call at 11 a.m., according to Delhi Fire Services Chief Atul Garg. While two injured individuals were already being transported to the hospital by members of the public, two more were saved by fire department personnel.

gokulpuri metro station wall collapse
gokulpuri metro station wall collapse

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement that two DMRC employees in the Civil Department, a manager and a junior engineer, have been placed on leave while an investigation is conducted. Additionally, the DMRC would provide compensation of Rs 50,000 for mild injuries, Rs 2.5 lakh for severe injuries, and Rs 15 lakh for the surviving family members of the deceased.

The Gokulpuri metro station, which falls on the Pink Line, has been temporarily closed. The train services from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar are being run on single line. Train services on the rest of the Pink Line are running normally, the DMRC said.

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