Cracker godown gutted in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district

A firecracker godown at China kakani in Mangalagiri mandal was gutted on Wednesday.

Published: 07th September 2017 02:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2017 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

Fire services personnel extinguishing the flames in a firecracker godown at Chinakakani in Guntur district on Wednesday | Express

By Express News Service

GUNTUR: A firecracker godown at China kakani in Mangalagiri mandal was gutted on Wednesday. Four fire tenders from Guntur, Vijayawada and Velagapudi rushed to the spot and extinguished the flames averting a major mishap as the godown is located adjacent to NH 16.  

According to information, Vinayaka Fireworks owner Kanteti Venkateswarlu stored 800 kg of firecrackers worth `5 lakh in the godown for the ensuing Deepavali festival. Electric short circuit is said to be the cause of fire. Mangalagiri fire officer K Krishna Reddy said they rushed to the spot soon after receiving the news of fire in the cracker godown and extinguished the flames. A case was registered.


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