Narendrapur: In a tragic incident, many people have been injured in a blast followed by a fireworks exhibition on Sunday night. The incident took place at Narendrapur of South 24 Pargana district.
Reportedly, eight people have been injured in this accident. It has sparked panic and tension among the locals. The injured have been rushed to hospital. The locals claimed that the number of injured are more. Fifteen to twenty people might have injured.
According to locals, a club at Kandarpapur had arranged a sports competition in the area on Sunday and the prize distribution ceremony was going on since evening. At around 8:30 pm, a fireworks display was arranged. For the purpose, huge quantity of firecrackers was brought which were being lit by the members close to the area where they were stored.
All of a sudden, a spark from the crackers fell on the pile and a huge explosion took place. There was panic among the onlookers and several people, in order to save themselves, jumped in a nearby swamp.
Due to the explosion, a portion of a house adjacent to the incident spot also caught fire. As the intensity was low, the owner of the house was able to douse the flames with the help of the locals.
It was alleged that there was no permission obtained from the police and civic authorities before conducting the event.
The locals are claiming that the police is misleading the people by showing wrong information. As per the last development, all the injured have been dispersed to separate hospitals in Kolkata for treatment.