Fire at small fireworks factory hurts six

Kolkata
7 Oct 2018

At least six persons were injured when a fire broke out at a fireworks factory Sunday in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The incident occurred at Sonarpur's Gobindopur area and the owner of the factory has been detained.
Three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames which broke out at the factory at around 12.40 pm on Sunday, they said. "This was a small factory with only a tin shed and small walls on four sides. There were some finished and unfinished firecrackers at the factory. So far, six persons were injured in the mishap. They have been sent to a nearby hospital," a fire department official said. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a police officer said adding that there were a couple of blasts from the factory which damaged a few nearby houses. "We have detained the owner of the factory for questioning and trying to find out what was the cause of the fire," the officer said adding that the fire was brought under control. (PTI)