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 - IN PICS: Y-Shaped Benito Juarez Underpass in Delhi Thrown Open to Public. 5 Things You Need to Know
“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 - Delhi Reports 813 New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Climbs To 5.30%
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 - Part Of Building Collapses In Delhi’s Paharganj Area, No Injury Reported So Far
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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