"I express my condolences to the near and dear ones of those who lost their lives in this accident, and also hope for a quick recovery of the injured," PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.
Rescue workers sifted through the rubble for hours to ensure that more victims were not trapped there. (ANI Image)
Twenty-three people, most of them attending a funeral, were killed and 15 others injured when the roof of a shelter at a cremation ground in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar collapsed on Sunday, police said.
Several people had taken shelter under the recently constructed structure while it rained. The dead, all of them men, were mostly relatives or neighbours of Jai Ram, who was being cremated at that time, officials said.