Bijnor: At least six people have been killed and two others have been injured after a blast occurred at the Bijnor Mohit Petro Chemical Factory on Wednesday. Bijnor Superintendent of Police (SP) Umesh Kumar Singh said while six labourers died on the spot, two labourers, were rushed to the district hospital where their condition was said to be critical. Also Read - Love Jihad in UP: Married Man With 4 Kids Wears Wig To Hide Age & Identity, Lures And Rapes Minor in Meerut

Meanwhile, missing people are being traced by the police authorities. Those killed were identified as Kamalveer, Lokendra, Ravi, Chetram, Vikrant and Bal Govind. Those missing have been identified as Kapil, Parvez and Abhay Ram. Also Read - 'How Can Our Heroes be Mughals', UP CM Yogi Renames Agra Museum After Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

The factory is located on the Nagina Road of the city. Police and factory officials reached the spot to take stock of the situation. Reportedly, locals blamed the factory owners for the mishap that took place. They alleged that the accident took place as the labourers were asked to repair a leak in the tank without emptying it out. Locals demanded strict action against the factory owner for risking the lives of the workers. Also Read - Yogi Govt to Start Airline Services on 17 New Routes in UP, Gets Approval From Centre