A major fire that broke after an explosion in a firecracker factory, at an industrial area in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday claimed the lives of seven and left 12 others injured.
The news: As per the preliminary information, of the seven who perished, six were women while 12 others were injured at an industrial area in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh, police said.
What happened? The explosion occurred in the morning at about 11 a.m. and the fire engulfed the entire factory trapping everyone present at the facility.
- Police said out of the 12 injured, two have been referred to PGI Chandigarh for treatment and another 10 were admitted to the regional hospital in Una.
- The exact reason for the explosion is yet to be ascertained.
- The rescue operation is in full swing.