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Bihar: Five die in blast at illegal firecracker factory

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Bihar: A major fire broke out at an illegal firecracker factory in Bihar’s Nalanda District on Thursday, killed at least 5 workers and injured another 12.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. It erupted while the workers were making firecrackers on Thursday night in Biharsharif, a town in Bihar.

The injured have been rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Out of those injured, half a dozen people who were in a critical condition were referred to Patna.

The shockwaves from the blast were reportedly strong enough to damaged houses near the factory. Fire tenders immediately reached the spot to control the flames. Relief and rescue work is underway.

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