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31 Oct 2018

Two killed in explosion at illegal firecracker warehouse in UP

UP: Two die in illegal firecracker godown explosion

Two were killed and as many others were injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker godown in Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), police said today.

The incident took place yesterday when the firecrackers stored behind an electronics shop in the market exploded, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Grover said.

Last week, eight people had died in an explosion at a licensed firecracker factory in Badaun.

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The four injured were rushed to a hospital where Nafees (18) died.

Two others were referred to the Lucknow Medical College Hospital where Saddam (17) succumbed to injuries.

District Magistrate Mala Srivastava warned strict actions against illegal firecracker traders.

Following the incident, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath ordered district magistrates and Superintendents of Police to inspect firecracker factories, transportation of firecrackers and their sale.

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