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At least 7 people killed, several injured in blast at 'illegal' cracker factory in Duttapukur

Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:09 PM IST
  • A rescue operation is underway after an explosion occurred in an illegal cracker factory in Bengal's Duttapukur.
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At least 7 people killed and several houses were damaged in an explosion at at an illegal firecracker factory in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday morning. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:09 PM IST

At least 7 people killed and several houses were damaged in an explosion at at an illegal firecracker factory in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday morning. (ANI)

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The explosion took place when several people were working at the factory in Nilgunj's Moshpole in Duttapukur police station area, around 30 km north of Kolkata, they said. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:09 PM IST

The explosion took place when several people were working at the factory in Nilgunj's Moshpole in Duttapukur police station area, around 30 km north of Kolkata, they said. (ANI)

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Among those injured were many women and children, they added. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Among those injured were many women and children, they added. (ANI)

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Over 50 houses in the neighbourhood were partially damaged, a senior police officer said, adding that they suspect that several people were still stuck under the rubble. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Over 50 houses in the neighbourhood were partially damaged, a senior police officer said, adding that they suspect that several people were still stuck under the rubble. (PTI)

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"The matter is under investigation. Anybody found guilty will be punished. At the moment, we are conducting rescue operations," the officer told news agency PTI. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"The matter is under investigation. Anybody found guilty will be punished. At the moment, we are conducting rescue operations," the officer told news agency PTI. (ANI)

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Police said they suspect that several people are still stuck under the rubble. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Police said they suspect that several people are still stuck under the rubble. (PTI)

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Rescue and relief work are underway in the area, and firefighters are working to douse the blaze that broke out as a result of the explosion, they said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:09 PM IST

Rescue and relief work are underway in the area, and firefighters are working to douse the blaze that broke out as a result of the explosion, they said. (PTI)

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