Two killed, 3 injured in explosion at firecracker storage facility in Bengaluru

Prime News, Karnataka, Firecrackers, Bengaluru, September 23:- An explosion at a firecracker storage facility in the New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru on Thursday (September 23) killed at least two people and injured three others.

“Two people killed, three others injured in a blast at a firecracker storage facility in Bengaluru earlier today,” DCP (South) Harish Pandey told news agency ANI.

The details of the deceased are yet to be ascertained. The injured are undergoing treatment in hospital.

Two fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control.

This comes a day after a woman and her daughter were killed in a fire mishap at their apartment in Bengaluru’s BTM Layout on Tuesday evening (September 21).

Police officials investigating the matter stated that the flat seems to have caught fire after a domestic cylinder blast. Eyewitnesses said the women could not be rescued as the blaze spread rapidly.

Fire officials said the deceased, Lakshmi Devi, 82, and her daughter Bhagya Rekha, 59, lived on the third floor. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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