Three killed in cracker factory blast

Updated on Oct 13, 2007 03:51 PM IST

Three family members have been killed in a cracker factory blast in Katra Mednipur town in Pratapgarh.

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PTI | By, Pratapgarh (up)

Three members of a family were killed and three were seriously injured when explosive material stored in their cracker factory in Katra Mednipur town in Pratapgarh exploded, police said on Saturday.

According to police, the factory owner Moharrum Ali had stored more explosive material than the permissible limit in the house, which was damaged in the blast that took place in Pratapgarh on Friday.

Soon after the explosion, Ali and his family fled from the scene along with the dead bodies and was traced by police near Lalgopalganj area in the night, they said.

The injured were admitted to a private hospital here, police said adding a case has been registered in this connection.

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