3 women killed as fire breaks out in cracker facto

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 17:41

Allahabad: Three women were charred to death
and seven others received serious burn injuries when fire
broke out at a crackers factory in a remote part of the
district this morning, police said.

The incident took place at Mau Aima, around 45 kms from
the city, barely a fortnight ahead of Diwali festival,
in-charge of Mau Aima police station N R Verma said.

A woman died on the spot and nine others were rushed to
the city-based S R N hospital where two others succumbed to
injuries while the condition of the rest was stated to be
critical, he said.

The cause behind the fire was ascertained, he added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 17:41

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