Three people including a child were killed in an explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing factory in Tamil Nadu and two of them were women.
Two men were injured and are being treated at the Sivakasi government hospital and one of the injured is in critical condition with over 70% burn injuries.
source: Hindustan Times.
The house where the blast occurred is in Kalaignar Colony in Sattur which is about 20km away from the firecracker manufacturing hub of Sivakasi in the same district.
Source: English News Track live.
“They were operating [the factory] from inside a house,” Virudhunagar collector J Meghanatha Reddy told HT. “All of them were recovered from inside the house,” he said.
Around 8.30am, the explosion occurred, and the people called the firefighters for service.
It was too early to find out the number of people involved in running this unit as they operated without a license; the officials reported.