Muradnagar: Eighteen individuals have died and a few are injured after roof of a crematorium in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar metropolis collapsed because of rain on individuals who got here to attend a funeral.
Of the handfuls of individuals beneath the rubble, 38 have been rescued. Some individuals are feared trapped whereas the rescue operations are nonetheless on. Native police and fireplace division are current on the website.
Hours later, rescue employees had been nonetheless going by means of the rubble to find extra victims, Ghaziabad (Rural) Superintendent of Police Iraj Raja mentioned.
A staff of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) has additionally been rushed to the spot.
A number of individuals have been admitted at hospitals.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the lack of lives within the incident.
The chief minister directed officers to offer monetary help of Rs 2 lakh to the household of every of the deceased, a press release issued by the state authorities mentioned.
The chief minister additionally directed the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut and ADG Meerut zone to submit a report on this connection.
With Inputs from PTI