Muradnagar Crematorium: Some people are feared trapped while the rescue operations are still on.
Twenty-five people have died and some are injured after roof of a crematorium in Uttar Pradesh's Muradnagar city collapsed due to rain on people who came to attend a funeral.
Of the dozens of people under the rubble, 38 have been rescued. Some people are feared trapped while the rescue operations are still on. Local police and fire department are present at the site.
Hours later, rescue workers were still going through the rubble to locate more victims, Ghaziabad (Rural) Superintendent of Police Iraj Raja said.
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also been rushed to the spot.
Several people have been admitted at hospitals.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted and expressed grief over the loss of lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the accident.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives in the incident.
The chief minister directed officials to give financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the victims, a statement issued by the state government said.
The chief minister also directed the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut and ADG Meerut zone to submit a report in this connection.
With Inputs from PTI