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UP: 8 killed, 12 hurt in fire-cracker explosion

PTI  Auraoya, November 13, 2012
First Published: 10:47 IST(13/11/2012) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(13/11/2012)

Eight persons, including six members of a family, were killed today in an explosion in a house where fire fire-crackers were being manufactured illegally for the Diwali festival.

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The explosion took place at the house in Yaqoobpur town in Bela police station area in the morning, deputy superintendent of police Ashok Kumar Singh said.

A loud explosion was heard after the fire crackers caught fire, killing eight on the spot and injuring 12 others.

The critically injured have been referred to a hospital in Kanpur.

The fire crackers were being illegally manufactured in the house of Motilal and Ram Narain.

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