Families escape as India destroy 100-meter skyscrapers near Delhi

Families escape as India destroy 100-meter skyscrapers near Delhi: The nation’s highest buildings ever taken down were two illegally built skyscrapers that Indian authorities destroyed in less than 10 seconds in a vast cloud of dust and rubble outside of Delhi.

As the 103-meter (338-foot) tall towers fell during controlled demolition. Spectators on the roofs of surrounding high-rise structures applauded and clapped.

After a protracted legal proceeding concluded the skyscrapers in the Noida region had broken several construction codes and fire safety norms. The supreme court last year ordered their demolition.

At about 2.30 p.m., more than 3,700kg (8,100lb) of explosives set off, according to authorities and local media. They said the explosives positioned carefully to ensure that the region suffered minor damage.

Police said that they were determining if any damage had taken place. However, locals promised to inspect if their buildings had sustained damage. Despite illegal building prevalence in India, such demolitions are uncommon.

When the buildings holding 850 vacant apartments demolished. Thousands of people living near the explosion site evacuated for around 10 hours.

Firefighters were using water sprinklers to reduce the dust levels surrounding the Apex and Ceyane buildings. Which had stood on the brink of a critical highway connecting India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, to the nation’s capital. Traffic was slowly starting to resume.

Several nearby buildings cover in white plastic sheets to shield them from debris.

Many individuals claimed on Twitter that the decision to blow up the skyscrapers was a linear response to corruption. And would serve as an example and a caution to developers and construction firms.

More than 80,000 tonnes of debris predicted to left behind by the explosion. Most of which would use to fill the site and the remainder recycled.

On Saturday, some families made their way to safety out of concern for the debris’s increased pollution and health risks.

The owner of a four-room apartment in a neighboring low-rise building, Sudeep Roy, claimed to have made hotel reservations last week to spend the night with family and friends.

Roy, a mechanical engineer and father of twin sons, one of whom has asthma, stated that it is advisable to avoid the explosion site for 24 hours. Since the air would become poisonous, and we are unsure how it will affect our health.