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A man was killed while three of his family members were seriously injured after an explosion ripped through his house where crackers were being manufactured, police said today.
The intensity of the explosion was such that its sound was heard from almost a kilometre away and half of the house was reduced to a rubble.
Superintendent of Police Sachindra Patel said, "Asgar Khan (45), who had a fire cracker manufacturing licence in the name of his father, was manufacturing fire crackers this morning. It was at this time that an explosion took place killing Asgar."
The injured include Akhtari Beghum (40), wife of Asgar, Nanki(16), their daughter, and Anwari Beghum (60), mother of Asgar.
The condition of Akhtari Beghum and Anwari Beghum is critical and they have been referred to Varanasi for treatment.
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