Seven dead, three injured in fire at fireworks factory in India's Cuddalore

# 16:15
4 September 2020

Seven people died and three sustained injuries in a fire at a fireworks factory in Kattumannarkoil town in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu on Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

​Firefighters have been rushed to the spot, where a building collapsed following an explosion. The intensity of the blast was so high that it brought down the entire building, the website News 18 reports. Among the dead is the factory owner as well. An investigation has been ordered into the matter.   

Police officials said that the factory was a licensed unit and all present at the site were workers of the factory. They are investigating whether they were making bombs and whether they were using only permitted explosives.