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.

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.

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.