Four people were killed in an explosion at a firecracker factory in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. The incident occurred during the manufacturing of country-made explosives, commonly used as firecrackers, according to the police. The explosion took place as workers were preparing the explosives for the upcoming Diwali festival.
The blast resulted in a sudden fire, causing the explosives to explode with a loud noise. The bodies of the victims were severely dismembered and scattered over a distance of approximately 100 meters. The police have been unable to identify the deceased individuals due to the extent of the damage.
Harish Singh, the Superintendent of Police in Nagapattinam District, stated that there were eight people inside the factory at the time of the incident. The injured individuals were immediately taken to Nagapattinam Government Hospital for further treatment. The firecracker factory possessed a valid license from 2023 to 2026. The police suspect that the explosion occurred during the mixing of explosive powders and are currently investigating the incident.
One person has been arrested in connection with the case. The police have filed a case and are conducting a thorough investigation. They have assured that appropriate action will be taken against the accused individual.