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3 dead as fire breaks out at cracker godown in Bikaner, rescue ops on

Houses in the vicinity have been evacuated to ensure the safety of others. However, police say the death toll will likely go up.

jaipur Updated: Jul 07, 2017 13:45 IST
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Rescuers try to douse the fire after an explosion in a firecracker factory in Madhya Pradesh. (AP File Photo/Representative)

At least three people were killed and 15 others injured when a firecracker godown caught fire in Naya shahar area in Bikaner on Friday.

Rescue operations were on, inspector general of police, Bikaner, Bipin Pandey said, adding it was not yet clear what started the fire.

Superintendent (Bikaner) of Sawai Singh said three people were killed in the incident and the toll is likely to increase.

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to control the fire, while houses located nearby have been evacuated.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 13:45 IST