Two persons were killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion inside the crackers manufacturing unit at the Porlukatta on the outskirts of Nellore town in Andhra Pradesh today, police said.
VIJAYAWADA: Two persons were killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion inside the crackers manufacturing unit at the Porlukatta on the outskirts of Nellore town in Andhra Pradesh today, police said. The cause of this explosion is not yet known, District Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunni said. SPS Nellore district Collector Revu Mutyala Raju and the SP Gunni rushed to the spot to over the rescue operation.
Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa spoke to the district SP over the phone and directed him to ensure better medicare to the injured.
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He directed the SP to conduct the inquiry into the incident and submit a report immediately.
The Deputy CM also asked the district administration to crackdown all illegal cracker manufacturing units, if any.
Meanwhile, sources said that the toll might go up as many suffered serious burns in this incident.
This year there have been several incidents involving firecrackers.
On October 29, four persons have suffered from minor injuries, while more than 150 stalls and 40 vehicles were today gutted when a major blaze swept through the firecrackers market in Central Maharashtra.
Five persons have been killed in an explosion at an illegal firecracker unit in Pitarkunda locality in Varanasi on October 26.
Eight persons have died in a fire accident in Sivakasi, the cracker manufacturing hub in Tamil Nadu on October 20.
Five men were burnt to death after a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district on October 9.
Four people, including the two women, died in an explosion at a licensed cracker factory located at Chinappampatty in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district on May 3.