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India: At least five killed in firecracker factory blast *GRAPHIC*00:46

India: At least five killed in firecracker factory blast *GRAPHIC*

India, Visakhapatnam
March 29, 2015 at 16:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least five people were killed and nine others left injured when an explosion took place in a firecracker factory in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.

The injured were brought to a nearby hospital where four workers remain in a critical state. Fire fighters from other villages managed to control the blaze that threatened to spread to the surrounding area.

The exact cause of the blast is as yet unknown, but a district officer has began an investigation.

India: At least five killed in firecracker factory blast *GRAPHIC*00:46
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At least five people were killed and nine others left injured when an explosion took place in a firecracker factory in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.

The injured were brought to a nearby hospital where four workers remain in a critical state. Fire fighters from other villages managed to control the blaze that threatened to spread to the surrounding area.

The exact cause of the blast is as yet unknown, but a district officer has began an investigation.

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