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Delhi Airport Terminal 1 Stops Ops After Roof Collapses, 1 Dead, 6 Injured

NEW DELHI, June 28: At least one person was killed and six others injured after a portion of the roof of the Delhi airport's Terminal-1 (T1) collapsed on cars amid heavy rain this morning.

All flights from the terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, scheduled till 2 pm today have been cancelled, Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu said after inspecting the airport.

The officials said the roof sheet and the support beams collapsed, damaging four cars parked in the pick-up and drop area of the terminal. The incident was reported to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) around 5.30 am.

During the rescue operations, a man was seen being taken out from a cab on which an iron beam had fallen.

In a statement, Kinjarapu, civil aviation minister, said the flights scheduled to depart after 2 pm will operate from the other two terminals, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, of the airport.

“Following the collapse of the Delhi T1 terminal this morning, I have personally inspected the site. Our immediate priority was the safe evacuation of all passengers from the terminal. Consequently, all flights scheduled until 2 PM have been canceled. Passengers will receive full refunds or have the option to rebook on alternative flights and routes. Flights scheduled to depart after 2 PM will be operated from T2 and T3,” he said.

"I will see that a thorough examination of the terminal's structure is conducted by experts to ensure safety," he added.

 

 

 

 

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