New Delhi: At least 10 people died and several others were injured after a two-storey building collapsed following a cylinder blast in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The incident took place on Monday morning around 7:30 am in Waleedpur village under Mohammadabad Police Station in Mau.

Many people are feared trapped in the house while locals present at the site are trying to rescue the injured.

All the injured have been referred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

According to the state’s Home Department sources, the impact of the blast was so strong that the two-storey house in Walidpur village where it took place was blown to smithereens, IANS reported. People in the area are reported to have heard a loud explosion. Flames erupted from the damaged building soon after.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the incident and ordered concerned officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured. He also expressed condolences to the families of the deceased people.

The death toll could climb as several people are feared to be trapped inside the building. A team of police and fire brigade is currently at the site of the incident and is carrying out the rescue work.

More details are awaited.