Seven people were killed and four others were injured after an explosion occurred at a factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district on Sunday, ANI reported. The incident took place in Modi Nagar town, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said.

Local police personnel have reached the area and are trying to ascertain the cause of the blast, according to News18.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. He also directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to visit the spot and provide immediate assistance to those injured.

More details awaited.