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Explosion at fireworks factory in Vaanch village kills 1

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:37pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA
  • Charred remains of the factory after the explosion Shailesh Prajapati DNA

A fire that broke out at a fireworks factory, on Monday, in Vaanchh village of the Ahmedabad district claimed the life of a worker there.  Ahmedabad Fire & Emergency Services (AFES) said the worker died after an explosion was caused by fireworks present in the workshop.

According to the AFES officials, Royal Fireworks’ factory operates out of three open sheds in Vanchh village of Daskroi taluka. At around 11 am, some inflammable material inside one of the sheds caught fire. It soon spread to other parts of the factory, causing an explosion.

The factory worker Jitendra Vaghela hailing from Nehrunagar hutments in Narol lost his life as he could not escape in time, officials said. One AFES fire tanker along with 7 fire fighters was rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control.

Sources said that the factory owned by city-based Kamal Joshi has requisite fire clearances and has been operational for at least six years. The exact cause of the incident is unknown, officials added.


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