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26 Jan 2022, 05:32 HRS IST
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  • Three killed in explosion at illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in Bengal

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16:1 HRS IST

Nodakhali (WB), Dec 1 (PTI) Three persons were killed and as many injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, the police said

The explosion occurred around 8 am at a two-storey house that belonged to one Ashim Mondal in Nodakhali area of the district, a senior police officer said

One fire tender was rushed to the spot to douse the flames at the building, a portion of which was blown off in the incident

\"There were three explosions at the house. Bodies of the house owner, one woman and another person, who was working at the factory, have been recovered,\" the officer said

Three others who were injured in the explosion have been shifted to a local hospital, he stated

The condition of one of the injured is quite \"critical\", the officer said

\"It seems one of his hands was ripped off in the blast. His condition is quite critical. Doctors are attending to him,\" the officer said

Some buildings in the neighbourhood is also learnt to have suffered damage

A probe has been initiated into the incident, the officer added.

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