New Delhi, June 4: At least two people died due to an explosion in a house in Kakori area of Lucknow, a news agency ANI reported on Monday. According to initial reports, several persons are trapped under the rubbles of the house. Five persons have been rushed to the hospital.

According to reports, police have reached the spot and is investigating the cause of the explosion. More details are awaited in the incident.  This is a developing story. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said that the rescue operation is underway. The adjoining houses also suffered damage in the explosion.

In the picture shared by the agency on its micro-blogging site, Twitter shows wall has collapsed due to the impact of the explosion. Initial investigations suggest that an illegal firecracker unit was operating from the house.