Bihar: 6 killed in firecracker explosion inside businessman's house
A shocking firecracker explosion near Bihar's Chhapra led to the death of six people on Sunday. Another eight were injured in the explosion that took place at a businessman's house in Khudai Bagh Village, Saran district. As per the local police, firecrackers were made inside the house, and the explosions went on for an hour.
Several feared trapped
The incident took place at an illegal firecracker manufacturing hub in the state, owned by businessman Shabir Hussain. The house reportedly caught fire from the crackers and kept exploding for about an hour before it stopped. The house collapsed and crushed six people under its roof, while many more are feared to be trapped. Eight injured have been taken to the local hospital.
Investigation for cause of explosion underway
The Bihar Police are currently engaged in rescue operations for those trapped under the debris and are also trying to figure out what caused the explosion. A bomb disposal squad and forensic unit have been called to the location. As per the police, one part of the house caught fire and the other collapsed into a river located right next to the property.