Five children were injured in a firecracker blast during a wedding procession at a Muzaffarnagar village on Sunday, police said.
The injured have been identified as Savan (7), Ummed (8), Rihan (9), Ankit (10) and Amir (10). According to police, the incident took place during the departure of a “baraat” at Palda village under the Shahpur police station.
Circle Officer Virjashanker Tripathi said a bag containing crackers had caught fire, resulting in the incident.
The injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment, he said.