New Delhi – At least 10 people were killed and several others injured, some of them
critically Wednesday after fire broke out inside a firecrackers factory in southern Indian state of
Telangana, officials said.
Confirming the news, Warangal District Collector said that dozens of people have been injured in the blast.
Fire fighting teams are at the spot trying to control the fire which engulfed the factory soon after the blast.
The injured have been shifted to MGM Government Hospital.
The incident occurred around 11.30 am and the impact of the explosion was such that the entire roof of the
fireworks factory was blown off.
Reports said that few houses near the factory developed cracks in their walls due to the impact of the blast.
It was not immediately known how many persons were at the factory at the time of the incident.
Authorities fear that the death toll may rise as rescue teams are yet to clear the rubble.
NAN reports that on June 7, 2017, an explosion at a fireworks factory in central India killed 20 workers
and injured 10 others, some with serious burns, an official said.
Dozens of employees managed to escape unhurt but firefighters spent two hours bringing the major blaze
under control in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh state.
Workplace accidents are common in India, where poor safety standards and lax enforcement of regulations
have led to horrific deaths.
Thirteen people were killed in April in a massive fire at a government-run fuel and grain depot in Madhya Pradesh.
Later that month, five factory workers were burned to death in Jaipur after tonnes of molten rubber leaked at a
In February six workers were burnt alive at an air conditioning manufacturing plant in the southern city of