Explosion while manufacturing crackers turned the house into rubble and buried all living inside it, as a result 5 of them were killed while 5 were seriously injured. The explosion intensity was so high that it resulted in the collapse of roof of the house bringing it down to rubble.
SSP Varanask Nitin Tewari told the media persons that the incident happened in the house that belonged to Late Hanif in Sigra, Pitarkunj area of Varanasi. Family of Hanif and 2 other tenants were residing in the house. As per the reports, manufacturing of crackers is also done inside this house. With Diwali arriving shortly the cracker work had gained momentum and on Tuesday night suddenly the explosion occurred resulting into big loss.
People at far off distance also heard the sound of explosion while all the persons living in the house were buried under the rubble. On receiving the information the SSP, district administration, Bomb Disposal Squad and NDRF Team all reached the spot.
Somehow the people were taken out from under the debris. The tragedy killed 5 persons including 2 women while 5 other persons were critically injured. The injured have been admitted to the hospital. However, the police is investigating if the cracker manufacturing work undergoing in the house was licensed or not.
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