Visit the individual topic and select: Options > Delete topic
You only see that option if logged in as an administrator or if you are author of the topic.
If you want to delete an individual post within a topic then visit the post and use: More > Delete post
NOTE: if that post is mid-way through a topic then the post remain within the structure but with a note "Contents deleted" in its body. It has to stay in the structure in order to have a hook on which to hang the subsequent posts and to assist with such things as "Threaded" view and "in reply to" notes at the top of posts in Classic view.
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