Now Reading
Roof Collapse at Delhi Airport T1 Departures Canceled One Dead, Six Injured

Roof Collapse at Delhi Airport T1 Departures Canceled One Dead, Six Injured

Warning: Sensitive Graphics. The following content contains images that some viewers may find distressing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Delhi, India  — In a tragic incident early this morning, a portion of the roof at Terminal 1 (T1) of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi collapsed amid heavy rains. The collapse resulted in the death of one person and left six others injured. The affected area includes several cars, including taxis, that were parked outside the terminal.

Emergency response teams, including Delhi Police, Fire Services, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), quickly arrived at the scene to conduct rescue operations and provide medical assistance to the injured.

The terminal has been fully evacuated as a precautionary measure, and all flight operations from T1, primarily domestic, have been suspended until 2 p.m. The Civil Aviation Minister has indicated that resuming operations at Terminal 1 could take until tomorrow, given the need for thorough safety assessments and repairs.

Immediate Impact and Response

The incident occurred during heavy rainfall that had been battering the region. The collapse took place outside the main terminal building, affecting parked vehicles and causing significant disruption. The quick response by emergency services helped to manage the situation and prevent further casualties.

Official Statements and Passenger Guidance

Authorities have urged passengers to stay updated on their flight statuses and contact their airlines for rebooking options. The airport’s management is working closely with the concerned authorities to ensure the safety and security of all passengers and staff.

The Civil Aviation Minister expressed condolences to the victims and their families and assured the public that all necessary measures are being taken to address the situation and prevent such incidents in the future.

Traveler Advice

Passengers scheduled to travel from Terminal 1 are advised to monitor official channels and airline notifications for the latest updates. The airport management is providing assistance to affected passengers and coordinating with airlines to minimize the disruption.

Indo Thai News Co. Ltd. © 2024  All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top