3 killed in explosion at fireworks factory in southern India

3 killed in explosion at fireworks factory in southern India
# 28 September 2012 18:45 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. At least three persons were killed and a few others sustained burn injuries in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Sivakasi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a senior police official said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"The explosion occurred at an unauthorized cracker unit functioning in a house at Periyakarisalkulam village. The three persons working at the unit died at the explosion, caused by friction of chemicals used in fireworks, while those injured have been rushed to a local hospital," he said, on condition of anonymity.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, the official said, adding that the police have launched a manhunt to nab the owner of the factory.

The latest incident came barely three weeks after the ghastly fire accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit in the area, in which nearly 40 people were killed.
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