Ten people have died and several injured in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district after a house collapsed following a cylinder blast this morning.
Many people are feared to be trapped, according to the local administration. A cylinder exploded inside a two-storey house in Mau’s Mohammadabad area. So strong was the impact of the blast that the building came crashing down.
People in the area said that they heard a loud explosion and flames erupted from the building soon after.
A rescue operation is on at the site of the collapsed house to check if people are trapped in the debris. Ambulances and a huge crowd gathered at the site.
Condoling the deaths, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the district officials to ensure that the injured and families of those who have died get all the help.