Nalanda, Mar 23: The death toll in the early morning blast at an illegal firecracker factory in Nalanda district of Bihar rose to five on Friday. Twenty-five injured people have been rushed to the hospital for treatment. A team of police and fire tenders are on the spot, trying to bring the situation under control. Also Read - Five Dead, 57 Injured as Major Blast Causes Fire at Chemical Factory in Gujarat’s Dahej Area
The factory, where the blast has been reported from, is located in Jalalpur area of the district. The exact cause of the blast has not been ascertained yet. Also Read - Delhi News: Massive Fire Erupts in Tughlakabad Slums, 200 Shanties Burnt
Eight member team of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) are on the accident site in Nalanda to investigate the matter. Also Read - Delhi News: Fire Breaks Out on 4th Floor of Nirman Bhawan, No Injuries Yet
Meanwhile, an investigation is underway in the matter.