Diwali blaze kills 8 in India | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 14, 2012

Diwali blaze kills 8 in India

Share this with

Copy this link

An explosion and fire at a house in northern India killed eight people yesterday, including six members of a family who were making firecrackers for the festival of Diwali, a media report said.
The incident happened in the town of Yaqoobpur in Uttar Pradesh state, the Press Trust of India news agency said, quoting deputy superintendent of police Ashok Kumar Singh.
A loud explosion was heard after the firecrackers caught fire, killing eight on the spot and injuring 12 others, it added.
The crackers were being manufactured illegally ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights when Indians celebrate by letting off fireworks.
In September a major fire at a fireworks factory in southern India killed 38 people.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Share this with

Copy this link

Top News

Top