New Delhi: At least twenty three people on Sunday died after a roof collapsed at a crematorium in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar. Further, a total of 38 people who got trapped in the debris have been recued and taken to a hospital. Also Read - Tragedy on Delhi-Jaipur Highway: Bus Overturns Near Neemrana, Injured Rushed to Hospital

“17 people have died so far while 38 people have been rescued after a shed collapsed in Muradnagar. We’ve started a probe & we’ll take strict action against those found guilty,” Anita C Meshram, Divisional Commissioner Meerut, told ANI. Also Read - 4 Flights to/From Delhi Airport Delayed, 1 Cancelled Due to Dense Fog & Zero Visibility

CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the matter. “I’ve instructed district officials to conduct relief operations & submit a report of incident. All possible help will be provided to those affected by the incident,” he said. Also Read - Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi-NCR; Trains, Flight Operations Likely to be Affected

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole the death of people at the crematorium. “The sad news of the unfortunate accident in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, has caused great sorrow. The state government is engaged in relief and rescue work. I express my condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives in this accident, as well as wish the injured to get well soon,” he said.

Police and NDRF are currently inspecting the spot of the accident.

Delhi has been witnessing rains since the past two days. Some people who were at the crematorium took shelter under the roof when it collapsed.

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