The fireworks factory is located in Hussain Agahi Bazar.
The incident happened around 9.40 a.m. when fire engulfed a fireworks workshop causing a huge blast. Several nearby shops caught fire following the blast.
“I was going to the market to fuel my car when I heard a huge blast…and in a blink, the building and two surrounding houses (were) razed to ground,” Basharat Ali, an eye witness, said.
The injured have been rushed to Nishtar Hospital.
Amir Zulfiqar, a police officer, said that six to eight people are under the debris, and rescuers were trying to pull them out.