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Vizianagram firecracker mishap: Toll rises to 5

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:29

Hyderabad: The death toll in the firecrackers explosion in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh today rose to five with recovery of two more bodies even as police arrested a woman who was "illegally" running the cracker unit.

"While clearing the debris near the firecracker explosion area in Paradi village, bodies of a 60-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy were recovered today," a senior police officer, supervising the rescue efforts, said.

Three persons, including two women, were killed and 15 others sustained injuries yesterday, when firecrackers stored in a house in Paradi village of Bobbili mandal accidentally exploded while they were being transported.

The explosion had also resulted in collapse of roofs of nearby houses, even as the rescue work was hampered due to rains last night.

Meanwhile, police arrested one P Satyamma on charge of illegally manufacturing the firecrackers that were stored in the thatched house.


First Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:29
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