Rescuers remove a car from a canal at the Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi. Photo: Hindustan Times

Two people were killed after a huge mound of garbage slid onto a road in east Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site at about 2,30 pm on Friday, pushing cars, an auto-rickshaw and a scooter into a canal, according to media reports. A rescue operation was underway.

Ajay Arora, a district officer, said,  “Two bodies have been recovered from the Kondli canal in which the cars fell.”

The Hindustan Times reported that the Ghazipur landfill is one among the four main garbage dumping sites in the national capital. The landfill, which is over 50 meters high, normally receives a fourth of the 10,000 tonnes of trash generated in Delhi every day. However,  the inflow was up to 3,000 tonnes a day due to the monsoon.