BALRAMPUR || One person was killed and two others critically wounded in a blast in a residential home in Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. According to information available, the explosion was so intense that windows of neighbouring houses were shattered due to the impact.
Police officials rushed to the scene of the blast and oversaw the rescue and relief operations. Police said Akram, is a license holder of cracker manufacturing. He had illegally stockpiled crackers in the home, which led to the blast. One youngster perished in the blast while two women have been injured.
"A probe has been ordered on why these crackers were not stocked in the Bijlipur manufacturing unit of the cracker making factory. If illegality is found, strict punishment will be given to the people responsible" a senior police official informed the police.