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Twenty-three useless after roof collapses at cremation floor in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar – India News , Firstpost

An NDRF crew has been rushed to the spot. Yogi Adityanath has introduced monetary help of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased

Yogi Adityanath. Image from Twitter

Ghaziabad: Twenty-three individuals, most of them attending a funeral, had been killed and 15 others injured when the roof of a shelter at a cremation floor in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar collapsed on Sunday, police stated.

Several individuals had taken shelter underneath the just lately constructed construction whereas it rained.

The useless, all of them males, had been largely kinfolk or neighbours of 1 Jai Ram, who was being cremated at the moment, officers stated.

Rescue staff sifted via the constructing’s rubble for hours to make sure that extra victims weren’t trapped.

The native individuals had been the primary to reach on the cremation floor in Muradnagar’s Ukhlarsi village in Ghaziabad district, adjoining the nationwide capital.

Police adopted by a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) unit then reached the spot, pulling out the useless and the injured from the particles.

Apart from the 23 useless, 15 individuals had been admitted at totally different hospitals, Ghaziabad (Rural) Superintendent of Police Iraj Raja stated. At least 18 of the useless had been recognized by the night.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the lack of lives. He introduced Rs 2 lakh as monetary aid for the households of every man killed.

The chief minister additionally directed Meerut’s Divisional Commissioner and Additional Director General of the police zone to submit a report on the incident.

Union minister V Ok Singh, who’s a Member of Parliament from Ghaziabad, and a number of other senior police and administration officers visited the accident web site.

Uttar Pradesh well being minister Atul Garg, who’s the native BJP MLA, met among the injured on the authorities hospital right here

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