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Three killed, 11 injured in blast at illegal firecracker godown in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar

The blast took place in the house of one Jawed located in a narrow lane in a densely populated part of the district's Kaptanganj area, which was enveloped in smoke.

Published: 04th November 2020 12:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2020 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

GORAKHPUR: Three people were killed and at least 11 injured in a blast at an illegal firecracker godown in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district on Wednesday, police said. The blast took place in the house of one Jawed located in a narrow lane in a densely populated part of the district's Kaptanganj area, which was enveloped in smoke.

They said that the firecrackers were stored in the basement of the house. Due to the fire, the cooking gas cylinder in the house also exploded. The police said that Jawed's house was charred and some adjacent houses were also damaged.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after information about the blast was received. They said that the fire was brought under control after three hours. "An explosion took place in an illegal firecracker godown in Aryanagar area under Kaptanganj police station limits on Wednesday morning," Kushinagar SP Vinod Kumar Singh said.

He said that the deceased have been identified as Jawed (35), his mother Fatima (65), and Nazia (14). Singh said 11-12 people have been injured in the blast and are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. The police said that the cause of the fire is being ascertained.



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