The actual cause of the explosion is yet to be known.
Modi Nagar Factory Blast News: At least eight people, including six woman, were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a candle-manufacturing factory in Ghaziabad district’s Modi Nagar area on Sunday evening. The explosion and fire at the factory was caused by highly inflammable material stocked inside the building, reports said. Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after the incident. It took the fire fighting team hours to control blaze. The injured were admitted to a local hospital.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and asked officials to visit the spot and provide all necessary help to those injured. The CM has also asked for detailed report over the incident from the local administration.
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Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani reached the incident site soon after receiving report of the incident. SSP Naithani said that the factory was being run illegally in the rented house. An FIR has been registered against the owner of the building and a magisterial inquiry ordered, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.
Ghaziabad DM said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the matter. “An ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each will be provided to the kin of the deceased. Free treatment and Rs 50,000 each as financial aid will be provided to injured,” District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey added.