Three killed as lightning strikes cracker factory

Last Updated: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:37

Ghaziabad: Three women were killed and four
others were injured when lightning struck a crackers
manufacturing factory in Farooq Nagar in the district, police
said on Friday.
An explosion took place in the factory after lightning
struck the building and the structure collapsed last evening,
Assistant Superintendent of Police Amit Verma said.

Three women working in the factory - 65-year-old Ramjano
40-year-old Farzana and 45-year-old Jamshidi - were killed in
the explosion.

Four passers-by were also injured and rushed to
hospital.

Verma said the cracker factory was being run
unauthorisedly.
According to police, over 50 unauthorised cracker
factories are operating in the area.

Taking serious note of the incident, District Magistrate
Shashi Bhushan Kumar has directed sub divisional magistrates
to file a report about unauthorised cracker factories
operating in the area.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:37

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