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At least 12 people lost their lives after a two-storeyed house collapsed, reduced to rubble following an explosion in Walidpur, a village in Uttar Pradesh state.
Top state police officer O P Singh says another 15 people were injured in Monday's collapse in a village in the country's north.
Singh remarks police are investigating whether the collapse was caused by a cooking gas container exploding in the building.
He adds five people from a single family were killed at the location, while another five succumbed to their injuries in a hospital.
Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi confirmed this incident to the news agency PTI.
Building collapses are common in India during the monsoon season, when heavy rain weakens the foundations of structures that are poorly constructed. Uttar Pradesh and some other Indian states were lashed by heavy rain last month.
Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. TV footage showed roads and railway lines in Bihar submerged.
Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has been on the run for nearly a week after the killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur, was finally arrested on Thursday from inside a temple in Madhya Pradesh.
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