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Fire at small fireworks factory injures six

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

At least six persons were injured when a fire broke out at a factory Sunday in South 24 district, police said.

The incident occurred at Sonarpur's Gobindopur area and the owner of the factory has been detained.

Three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames which broke out at the factory at around 12.40 pm on Sunday, they said.

"This was a small factory with only a tin shed and small walls on four sides. There were some finished and unfinished firecrackers at the factory. So far, six persons were injured in the mishap. They have been sent to a nearby hospital," a said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a said adding that there was a couple of blasts from the factory which damaged a few nearby houses.

"We have detained the owner of the factory for questioning and trying to find out what was the cause of the fire," the said adding that the fire was brought under control.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 15:40 IST