The National Human Rights Commission, India, has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report claiming that 4-5 men were feared buried when a three-story building collapsed on July 18, 2021 in Khawaspur, Gurugram district, Haryana.
According to reports, teams from the National Disaster Response Force, NDRF, and the local administration were on the scene, and the rescue operation was underway.
Concerned about the incident, the Commission has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Haryana, requesting a detailed report on the incident, including the current status of the incident, the number of confirmed casualties, and the health status of the injured persons.Along with the detailed report, the Commission has requested a copy of the enquiry report ordered by the Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram in the incident.
Aside from that, the Commission has requested a report from the Director General of the National Disaster Relief Force on the status of the rescue operation and the number of victims. Both authorities are expected to respond within four weeks.
According to a media report published on July 19th, 2021, the structure was located on the premises of a Cargo Company and was being used for employee housing. According to reports, one person was rescued and taken to the Civil Hospital for medical treatment.According to reports, the Additional Divisional Fire Officer stated that they did not have a confirmed report on how many people were trapped inside.