Allahabad: Five people, including three
women, were killed and 15 injured on Wednesday in an explosion in a
house where fire crackers were being manufactured illegally
for the Diwali festival.
The explosion took place at Mauaima in the trans-Ganga
region, some 45 kms from here, at around 1000 hrs, police
A loud explosion was heard after the fire crackers
caught fire, in-charge of Mauaima police station N R Verma
said adding the fire soon engulfed the house.
A woman died at the scene and four more succumbed to
injuries in hospital, SP (Trans-Ganga) Jai Parkash said.
The fire crackers were being illegally manufactured in
the house, the SP said.
In Lucknow, UP DGP Brij Lal issued directives to district
police heads to check illegal sale, manufacture and storage of
fire crackers ahead of Diwali.