Three die in workshop explosion in Rampur

Three members of a family, including a woman, were killed and 14 others injured in an explosion at a fireworks manufacturing workshop, set up in a house at a village here, police said Wednesday.

Updated: May 05, 2010, 15:00 PM IST

Rampur: Three members of a family, including
a woman, were killed and 14 others injured in an explosion at
a fireworks manufacturing workshop, set up in a house at a
village here, police said Wednesday.

The owner of the factory Shaghir Ahmad (60), wife Shamim
Jaha (55) and their son Irshad (30) died last evening in the
explosion at Nagaria village that destroyed their house and
affected some nearby constructions as well, they added.

The police suspect that the combustible materials in the
workshop might have come in contact with an ignited stove.

Ahmad did not have license for running a workshop inside
his residence, officials said.

PTI