Tamluk: Blast at an illegal fireworks factory occurred in East Midnapore’s Egra area. A loud thud was heard on Wednesday followed by a massive fire at the factory. The owner and two child labourers have been critically injured in the incident.
According to the locals and Police, the blast occurred in Gopal Das’s house on Wednesday afternoon. Gopal Das has allegedly been involved in illicit fireworks business in his own house. Apart from the owner, two other local youths named Sundar Das and Gokul Chand Manna were also present. The intensity of the blast was so acute that a portion of the house and numerous fireworks was left scattered across the area.
The three inmates were almost charred when they were rushed to Egra Mahakuma Hospital. Later they were shifted to Kolkata in a critical state.