Ballia: A massive fire broke out in multiple electronic shops in Vasundhara Market at Station Malgodam Road in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. Five tenders are present at the spot. Also Read - Noida Lockdown Extended Till May 10 | Check Steps to Apply For e-pass Online

The cause of fire has not been ascertained as of yet. Fire fighting operations are underway. Also Read - Noida: Massive Fire Breaks Out in Barola Village In Sector 49, 12 Fire Tenders Rush To Spot

Earlier in the day, at least eight persons were killed and three others seriously injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Budaun district of the state. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Government Makes COVID Vaccine Free For Working Journalists And Their Families. Read Details

Budaun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Kumar said, “At around 4.00 pm, there was an explosion in a licensed firecracker factory in Rasulpur village under the Civil Lines police station.”

Sub-divisional magistrate of Badaun Parasnath Maurya said the deceased have been identified as Guddu Sharma (23), Sher Singh (55), Ramesh (30), Sanju (34), Pannalal (41), Yameen (42) and Satish (24).

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took immediate cognizance of the explosion and directed the district magistrate of Badaun to take all necessary steps to provide relief to the injured.

A fire broke out in a leather factory in Kanpur’s Jajmau area. In another earlier incident in Meerut, a fire broke out in Kinauni sugar mill after one of its distilleries exploded.

In April, a massive fire broke out at a paints shop in Mutthiganj area of Allahabad (now Prayagraj). No injuries or casualties were reported in the incident.