A major accident took place in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh late on Tuesday night. Two houses were demolished due to the blast in the cylinder. 14 people were buried under their debris and were taken out by the police with the help of the villagers. But 7 people had died. While one died in the hospital. Among the 8 dead people there were two men, two women and 4 children. 6 are seriously injured. .
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed sorrow over the accident. He has directed the officials to reach the spot immediately and carry out relief and rescue operations. Along with this, a high level inquiry has also been ordered into the incident.
It is being told that Nurul Hasan, a resident of Tikri village, had a license to make firecrackers. An explosion took place in his house around 11 pm on Tuesday night. It was so fast that not only Nurul Hasan’s house collapsed but the house next to it was also grounded. Police reached the spot on the information of the villagers, after which the debris was removed from JCB and Poklane machines.