Published On: Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019

10 killed, dozen injured in UP’s Bhadohi blast

Lucknow: At least 10 persons were killed and a dozen injured in a blast in an Uttar Pradesh village in Bhadohi on Saturday, police said.

The house belonged to one Akhtar Ali

The explosion at the house of a fire cracker manufacturer, an officer said, was so huge that the building was razed to the ground and cracks developed in neighbouring houses as glass panes were shattered were shattered all over the place due to the impact.

The Varanasi-Bhadohi road was cordoned off and JCB machines have been pressed into service to clear the debris strewn over a large area, the officer added.

Ten bodies have been pulled out of the debris, a district official said, adding that an NDRF team was also at the site.

The house belonged to one Akhtar Ali.

Investigations into the blast were on and prima facie the blast appears to have been caused by a fire in a stockpile of fire crackers.

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