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Roof Collapse at Delhi Airport Amid Heavy Rainfall Claims One Life



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One person has tragically lost their life as the roof of Terminal 1 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi collapsed due to heavy rains, causing chaos and disruption in the busy airport.

According to K Ram Mohan Naidu, the civil aviation minister, the collapse occurred early on Friday, prompting authorities to evacuate the terminal and cancel flights until the afternoon.

Atul Garg, the director of the Delhi Fire Services, reported that at least eight individuals were injured in the collapse that primarily affected the domestic departure area of the terminal.

Images from the scene depicted a taxi smashed under wreckage, highlighting the extent of the damage caused by the collapse.

The airport authority has confirmed that heavy rain was the primary cause of the collapse, with emergency personnel providing assistance and medical aid to those affected.

The incident has raised concerns about safety standards in India, especially in the construction sector.

The collapse has prompted an inquiry, with authorities looking into the circumstances that led to the tragic event.

Opposition politicians have criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of focusing on inaugurations instead of prioritizing infrastructure safety.

Al Jazeera and other news agencies have been closely monitoring the aftermath of the collapse, shedding light on the urgent need for improved infrastructure maintenance and safety measures.

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