3 women killed as fire breaks out in cracker facto

The incident took place at Mau Aima, around 45 kms from the city.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011, 17:41 PM IST

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