Material for fire cracker causes explosion in house, 1 killed

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Material for fire cracker causes explosion in house, 1 killed

(EDs: Repeating after changes in intro, inserting para 4) Hapur (UP), May 3 (PTI) A 70-year-old woman was killed today in an explosion inside a house here which was reportedly caused by material used in making firecrackers for weddings, police said.

The impact was such that the roof of the house collapsed and the landlord also suffered serious injuries, they said.

Phool Singh (60) and Kashmiri Devi got burried under the rubble of the collapsed ceiling, said Pushpraj Singh, the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM).

The injured man has been referred to meerut for treatment, he said.

The SDM said a probe has been launched in the case and t would be verified if the occupants of the house had a licence for making fire crackers.

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