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West Bengal: Explosion in fireworks factory, 1 killed, 8 hurt

Last Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 21:45

Tamluk (WB): A woman was killed and eight
others injured when a spark triggered an explosion in a
fireworks factory at a village in East Midnapore district
on Thursday, police sources said.
The woman, identified as Kalpana Maity, was killed and
eight others who were making fireworks were injured when a
spark from a lighted biri fell on the material they were
working with setting off the explosion at Payag village under
Kolaghat police station, the sources said.
The roof of the factory was blown away and three
neighbouring houses were damaged under the impact of the
blast, the sources said.

Among the injured who were admitted to hospital the
condition of three was stated to be critical.


First Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 21:45

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