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Explosion in a cracker factory kills one in north Kolkata

One person was killed and four others were injured in an explosion in an unauthorised cracker factory operating in a house at Shyambazar this afternoon, police said. The explosion took place in a crowded area in the heart of north Kolkata.

kolkata Updated: Oct 03, 2011 21:14 IST

One person was killed and four others were injured in an explosion in an unauthorised cracker factory operating in a house at Shyambazar this afternoon, police said. The explosion took place in a crowded area in the heart of north Kolkata.

According to the police there was a huge explosion in the house and a part of the building collapsed which killed one Bijoy Bera.

Four others who were injured were rushed to nearby RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. The condition of one person is stated to be serious.

Police commissioner RK Pachnanda and deputy commissioner (North) rushed to the spot.

''We are investigating to find out how a cracker factory exixted in such a prominent place'' an investigating officer said.