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 - Three Killed, Several Injured in Blast at Lucknow's Oxygen Refilling Factory

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 - Noida: Massive Fire Breaks Out in Barola Village In Sector 49, 12 Fire Tenders Rush To Spot

Eight member team of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) are on the accident site in Nalanda to investigate the matter. Also Read - Kanupriya, Famous Doordarshan Anchor, Dies of Covid-19

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway in the matter.