10 killed in explosion at firecracker factory in India's Tamil Nadu

10 killed in explosion at firecracker factory in India
# 18 February 2024 01:10 (UTC +04:00)

At least 10 people were killed and nine others critically injured Saturday in an explosion at a firecracker factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police said, APA reports.

The blast took place in Virudhunagar district, about 569 km southwest of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

According to police, the victims were working in the factory when the blast occurred in the chemical mixing room of the factory.

The injured were admitted to a government hospital. Media reports said the explosion completely damaged the manufacturing facility.

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