At least 10 people have been killed, and 15 suffered injuries after a two-storey building collapsed following a cylinder explosion on Monday morning in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. Several people are feared trapped in the debris, news agency ANI reported.
Food was being cooked in the house when the explosion took place, according to PTI.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said, "As per District Magistrate of Mau, the death toll in the blast stands at 10."
"UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the blast in a house in Walidpur in Mau, where 10 persons have died.
"He has expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and directed that DM and SP and all officers to immediately provide all possible relief and medical help to the injured persons," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)