- Sputnik International
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Seven Dead, Three Injured in Fire at Fireworks Factory in India's Cuddalore

© Photo : Pramod Madhav / twitterTragic accident at a cracker factory kills 5 at Cuddalore
Tragic accident at a cracker factory kills 5 at Cuddalore - Sputnik International
A fireworks factory in Kattumannarkoil town in Cuddalore district, 190km from the state capital Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, reported a high-intensity explosion resulting in a fire at the factory. Firefighters have reportedly been rushed to the spot and a probe has been launched to determine the cause of the explosion.

Seven people died and three sustained injuries in a fire at a fireworks factory in Kattumannarkoil town in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu on Friday. 

​Firefighters have been rushed to the spot, where a building collapsed following an explosion. The intensity of the blast was so high that it brought down the entire building, the website News 18 reports. Among the dead is the factory owner as well. An investigation has been ordered into the matter.   

Police officials were quoted by NDTV as saying that the factory was a licensed unit and all present at the site were workers of the factory. They are investigating whether they were making bombs and whether they were using only permitted explosives.


To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала