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One Dead, Five Injured After Roof Collapse at Delhi Airport Terminal 1

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In a tragic incident that has raised questions about civic amenities in the national capital, a portion of the roof at Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 collapsed early Friday morning. The incident occurred amid heavy rains, resulting in one fatality and injuries to five people. Here are the details:

  • Delhi Airport Incident Details:

    • Location: Delhi Airport, Terminal 1
    • Time: Around 5:00 AM
    • Cause: Heavy rain
    • Casualties:
      • One person killed
      • Five injured
    • Impact:
      • Flight departures from Terminal 1 have been temporarily suspended.
      • Check-in counters closed as a safety measure.
      • Support beams also collapsed, damaging parked cars in the pick-up and drop area.
    • Rescue Operations:
      • Emergency personnel are working to provide assistance and medical aid to those affected.
      • A search operation is underway to ensure no one else is trapped in the damaged vehicles.
    • Response:
      • Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, is personally monitoring the situation.
      • Flight arrivals remain unaffected.
      • Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) regrets the disruption and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Terminal 1 remained closed until 2 PM to allow for inspection and repairs. This closure caused delays and cancellations for departing flights, impacting the travel plans of many passengers.

Terminal 1 at Delhi Airport handles domestic flight operations, while the airport as a whole comprises three terminals: T1, T2, and T31. The incident highlights the need for robust infrastructure and safety protocols to prevent such tragedies in the future. Authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse, and rescue efforts continue as they assess the damage and ensure passenger safety.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Note:

Passengers flying out of Delhi Airport are advised to check with their respective airlines for any delays or cancellations, particularly if their flights were scheduled to depart from Terminal 1.

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