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1 killed, 4 injured in fireworks mishap

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A 20-year old man was killed and four others were injured when kept in a shed went off after a lighted cracker fell near it during a festival at a near here today, police said.

The incident occurred this evening during the 'perunnal' festivities at the Chapel in Mampra, police said.

Firecrackers stored in the shed adjacent to the chapel for use during the festival went off after a cracker fell near it and burst, killing one Simon, police said.

The injured have been hospitalised in Angamaly and Ernakulam here, they added.

More than 100 devotees were killed in a major tragedy that occurred at near Kollam in in April, 2016 when the storehouse of the materials caught fire.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 23:05 IST