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3 killed in an explosion at illegal firecracker shop in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas

Kolkata | Days after a blast at an illegal firecracker factory in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, an explosion at an illegal firecracker godown in the state’s South 24 Parganas district on Sunday evening killed at least three people. This information was provided by the police Two of the three people killed in the blast in Maheshtala have been identified as 65-year-old Jayshree Ghati and 10-year-old Pampa Ghati, while the identity of the third victim is yet to be ascertained.

According to local residents, the area where the blast took place is known to be a hub of illegal firecracker factories and godowns. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion and fire at the illegal godown started at around 9.30 pm.

Till the latest news is received, one person has been detained by the local police in this connection.

Locals alleged that the incident proved that even after the blast in East Midnapore’s Egra, in which 12 people including the owner of the factory were killed, the police or the administration did not turn a blind eye to the existence of such illegal firecracker factories and godowns. open.

Locals alleged that the illegal godown in Maheshtala was on the ground floor of a residential house and was running there completely illegally for a long time. He also claimed that despite being aware of the existence of such illegal godowns, the local administration is completely silent and has not taken any action.

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