Madhya Pradesh: 25 killed in firecracker factory blaze in Balaghat

MP factory fire: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 12:07 am
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Twenty-five people have lost their lives after a fire broke out in a cracker factory at Bhatan village in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, reported news agency ANI. The fire began around 3 pm in the factory, located about 10 kms from the district headquarters. Most of the deceased are believed to be workers employed in the factory.

While earlier, PTI quoted district collector Bharat Yadav saying that eight bodies were recovered from the debris, the death toll has seemingly gone up. Some of the injured persons have been admitted to nearby hospitals. It is not clear what the cause of the fire is.

Yadav told reporters that an investigation will determine the amount of explosives the factory were allowed to keep.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh. The injured will be treated at hospitals with government assistance, he said.

(Inputs from PTI, ANI)

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    kushal kumar
    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:52 am
    The situation looks horrifying which should be addressed more quickly. Readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer's alert for more care and appropriate strategy in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The alert had said that during and nearby February-March 2017 , Madhya Pradesh could also call for more care and appropriate strategy against fire , gas , pollution and health hazard. It seems the alert was meaningful.
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      Suraj
      Jun 8, 2017 at 5:39 am
      What has Modi done in 3 years to improve safety and living conditions in India? Nothing.
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        Suraj
        Jun 8, 2017 at 5:39 am
        There is so much negligence in Hinduism for their own lives that they kill themselves more than Muslims kill others in name of Allah every day
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          SK Gupta
          Jun 8, 2017 at 5:29 am
          It's time that fire crackers are banned in India. For safety of workers and noise and air pollution !
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            Vimal
            Jun 8, 2017 at 3:47 am
            - Farmers are being shot. - Minorities are being lynched. - Critics are being raided. - Economy is going down. - Women are being gang raped. - Vigilante gangs are everywhere.. - Freedom of media is nearly finished.
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              Bhakt
              Jun 8, 2017 at 3:23 am
              The current governing bodies (BJP) in our country INDIA (Center, MP, UP, etc) they can do any things to deviate the peoples demand like in MP, it could be just to deviate the Farmers protest. It inclined to think that it may not be firecracker factory blaze, but !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! think!!!!
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                Sharad
                Jun 8, 2017 at 1:05 am
                President Rule Must be imposed in MP as soon as Possible. BJP/RSS Gunda Raj has caused massive Damage. They are misfit to rule and run the country. BJP Regime can win with EVM Tampering but cannot survive as it does not enjoy majority support.
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                  udit
                  Jun 8, 2017 at 12:57 am
                  This a a diversionary tacktics by the BRUTAL B S T A R D CHAUHAN. I TOLD YOU, THE BRAHMIN DOGS ARE BRUTAL AND THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO SAVE THEIR A S S . THEY HAVE THE BACKING OF SECURITY AGENCIES NOW SINCE ALL SCALS ARE ARYAN PIGS!
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