Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Roof collapses at Delhi Airport’s Terminal-1; departures temporarily suspended – N.F Times

New Delhi: At least six people were injured after a portion of the roof collapsed on cars, including taxis, amid heavy rains at Terminal-1 of New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Friday, with three fire engines rushing to the spot.

According to the report, a call regarding a roof collapse was received by Delhi Fire Services at around 5.30 am today. Besides the roof sheet, the support beams also collapsed, damaging the cars parked in the pick-up and drop area of the terminal. All the injured were rescued and taken to the hospital.

“Around 5.30 am, received a call regarding a roof collapse at Terminal-1 of Delhi airport. Three fire engines have been rushed to the spot, says an official from Delhi Fire Services,” ANI said.

A rescue operation is underway to make sure no one else is trapped in the damaged vehicles.

As a result of the incident, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has temporarily suspended all departures from Terminal 1 , and check-in counters are closed as a safety measure.

According to DIAL, the portion collapsed due to heavy rainfall. “Due to heavy rain since early this morning, a portion of the canopy at the old Departure forecourt of Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 collapsed around 5 am. There are injuries reported, and emergency personnel are working to provide all necessary assistance and medical aid to those affected.”

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