7 KILLED IN FIRECRACKER UNIT BLAST IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT


Seven people were killed and at least six others injured in an explosion in a firecrackers unit on Sunday in Visakhapatnam  in Andhra Pradesh state.

The accident occurred in Gokulapadu village of S. Rayavaram mandal, about 100 km from Visakhapatnam city. Loud explosions were heard in the evening and fire destroyed the building. Fire tenders from nearby villages rushed to the scene.
The injured were immediately shifted to a hospital in Visakhapatnam. The cause of the explosion and fire is not yet known. The State government has announced Rs.2 lakh compensation to the families of each of the killed persons.

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