At least three people were killed and more than five others were injured on Sunday when a house collapsed following a cylinder explosion in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

"3 dead and more than 5 injured after a house collapsed due to cylinder blast in Muzaffarnagar (UP)," ANI reported.

The deceased include two women and a child. Those injured in the blast have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

Locals are helping to clear the debris.

More details awaited.