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