Five killed, four hurt in Bijnor cracker unit fire
Five individuals died and four others have been injured when a cracker manufacturing facility in a Bijnor village caught fire on Thursday, police mentioned.
The proprietor of the manufacturing facility has been arrested.
Dharamveer Singh, Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, mentioned a small unit of crackers being run in a nook of Bakshiwala village of the district caught fire. “Nine persons were working in the house. Five of them got trapped while the four others jumped out of the building. Mohd Yusuf, the owner of the unit, has been arrested.”
The deceased, the SP mentioned, belonged to the neighbouring Bukhara village.
Locals mentioned the home was additionally used as a godown to retailer crackers.
An inquiry has been ordered by the District Magistrate Ramakant Pandey into the causes of the fire and doable lapses.
‘Unit had valid licence’
Mr Pandey instructed reporters that the manufacturing facility had a sound licence.
Expressing grief to the households of the deceased, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took discover of the incident and has sought a joint report from the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police of Bijnor.