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Madhya Pradesh: 4 killed, several injured as blast rips apart house storing firecrackers

Morena Blast: At least one child who was buried under debris has been rescued, District Magistrate B Karthikeyan said.

Nivedita Dash Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Morena Updated on: October 20, 2022 18:30 IST
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Image Source : ANI Morena blast: The actual cause of the blast is yet to be known, police said.

Morena Blast: A powerful blast in a house, where illegal fricrackers were stored, killed at least four people and injured several others in  Banmore town of Madhya Pradesh's Morena district on Thursday. 

"Cannot with confidence point out the reason for the blast, wether it was a firecracker or something else. Four have yet died, several of 7 injured are critical. At least one child who was buried under debris has been rescued," District Magistrate B Karthikeyan said. 

The impact of the blast was so severe that the ground-plus-one-storey structure was reduced to rubble, while two nearby houses were damaged, reports said. 

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Meanwhile, Morena Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashutosh Bagri told PTI that the cause of the blast is not clear yet. Forensic experts were rushed to the blast site to examine the cause of the blast.

Meanwhile, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath urged the state government to take steps to ensure such incidents are not repeated in view of the upcoming Diwali. He also demanded a probe into the incident.

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