MP: Seven killed as cracker factory catches fire

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 16:44

Mhow: Seven people were killed and five
others critically injured after a major fire broke out at a cracker factory near Indore today, police said.

The factory and four adjacent houses at Multani Nagar in
Rau were completely gutted down in the fire before the
situation could be brought under control, they said.

During rescue work, it was found that seven people had
died after suffering severe burn injuries. Five others who
were critically injured were rushed to a nearby hospital in
Indore, police said.
According to eyewitnesses, a loud blast was heard from
the factory, which was followed by crackers shooting in all
directions. Within minutes, four more houses adjoining the
factory caught fire and huge flames rose from them too, police
said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 16:44
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