20 killed in fireworks factory explosion

September 5th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured after an explosion in a fireworks factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu Wednesday, police said.

A fire was raging inside Om Siva Sakthi Fireworks factory, preventing rescuers from entering the building, they said.

Most of those killed were bystanders while the exact number of people inside the factory was not immediately known. Normally, 300 workers work in the factory, an official said.

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