5 Killed After Blast At Uttar Pradesh Firecracker Factory In Bijnor, One Arrested: Police

5 Killed After Blast At Uttar Pradesh Firecracker Factory In Bijnor, One Arrested: Police

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At the time of the incident four workers managed to escape the fire. (Representational)

Five workers were burnt to death after an explosion at a firecracker factory in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district today, the police said.

The police have arrested the operator of the unit, identified as Yusuf.

The unit was being run from a house located in an isolated area at Bakshiwala village.

Superintendent of Police Dharamvir Singh said the explosion took place after gunpowder kept there caught fire.

At the time of the incident, nine people were working there, four of whom managed to escape while the five were charred to death, he said.

The victims have been identified as nearby Bukhara residents Vedpal, Chintu, Pradeep, Sonu and Brajpal.

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