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No one was injured in the incident, however, cops are investigating the tragic incident. (Screengrab from X/ Shantanu Guha Ray)

Police said the roof partially collapsed in the mall’s central hall around 12.45 am and there was debris scattered all around the section, especially over the escalators and railings

A big chunk of the concrete roof collapsed at southwest Delhi’s Ambience Mall in the early hours of Monday. There were no casualties as the incident took place past midnight.

Police said the roof of third floor, partially collapsed in the mall’s central hall around 12.45 am and there was debris scattered all around the section, especially over the escalators and railings, reported news agency, PTI.

When contacted, a mall official said renovation work was going on at the mall and a portion of the false ceiling collapsed. The mall official said the gypsum false ceiling collapsed and the mall was closed at the time of the incident.

“The mall was closed as renovation work was going on. A small piece of the gypsum false ceiling broke and fell. No one was injured in the incident and no damage to any shop was reported. We are also looking into the entire matter,” said the official who did not wish to be named.

Soon after the collapse, police said, the security guards rushed to the spot and informed the other officials and police. The area was later engulfed in smoke. No one was injured in the incident, however, cops are investigating the tragic incident.

This comes a day after two men lost their lives at a shopping mall in Noida Extension where an iron grill fell on them from the fifth floor.

Soon, the police reached the spot and initiated an investigation. Following the mishap, bystanders rushed to help the victims, identified as Harendra Bhati and Shakeel, and dragged them away from the scene of the incident.

ADCP Central Hridesh Katheria said that the victims, aged around 35, belonged to Vijaynagar, Ghaziabad, and were walking towards the escalator when the accident happened. He added that the ceiling was there for fencing which suddenly fell from the fifth floor.

“The local Bisrakh police station was informed by Yatharth Hospital that two people died in Blue Sapphire mall after an iron grill fell on them from the fifth floor. A police team immediately reached the spot,” he said to news agency, PTI.

Katheria said the families of the victims have been contacted and legal action would be initiated in the case once a complaint is received from them. The police also took the bodies for postmortem.

(with PTI inputs)

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