Blaze in firecracker warehouse kills 30 in India

Blaze in firecracker war

October 17, 2009 03:45


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A blaze at a firecracker warehouse in southern India has killed at least 30 people and injured another 10 ahead of a major Hindu festival. The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the victims in Friday night's explosion were mainly traders buying firecrackers in bulk as millions of Hindus prepared to celebrate Deepavali - the festival of lights - on Saturday. Police pulled out 30 bodies from the warehouse in Pallipat near Chennai, the capital of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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