In a tragic incident, at least 16 people lost their lives as a roof at a crematorium collapsed on Sunday. The accident took place at a cremation ground in Muradnagar in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Police and National Disaster Response Force rescued 32 people trapped trapped under the rubble. Some people are feared trapped while the rescue operations are still on. Local police and fire department are present at the site.
As per reports, people were gathered at the crematorium to attend funeral of a family member. They had taken shelter under the roof amid rainfall. It was then the roof caved in, leaving over a dozen trapped.
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 on Muradnagar roof collapse incident https://t.co/4geUbeviit pic.twitter.com/PgrXJ0ftY6
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