Indore, Feb 8: The administration has sealed six firecracker godowns in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district in the last 24 hours over various irregularities, in action taken against the backdrop of a massive explosion at a firecracker factory in Harda town.
One of these six firecracker godowns was in a residential area, while irregularities like stocking of firecrackers more than the permissible limit and lack of adequate security arrangements were found in the other warehouses, Indore Collector Ashish Singh told reporters. Madhya Pradesh Firecracker Factory Blast: Rescue Operation Completed in Harda; 11 Killed, 173 Sustained Injuries.
Firecracker Factories Sealed in Indore
#WATCH | Madhya Pradesh: 6 firecracker factories sealed in Indore for not having a license and not following safety standards.
Ashish Singh, DM Indore says, "Following the instructions given by the Chief Minister, a joint team of police and administration is being formed and… pic.twitter.com/5BbSqM7QCu
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2024
"We have sealed six godowns of firecrackers in different areas of the district during the last 24 hours," he said.
The explosion and blaze at the firecrackers factory in Harda town on Tuesday claimed 11 lives and left more than 200 people injured. Harda Firecracker Factory Explosion: Six Dead, 59 Injured After Fire, Blasts In Factory in Madhya Pradesh; Aerial Visual Shows Devastation (Watch Video).
The state government has constituted a three-member committee to conduct a detailed probe into the Harda incident.
The panel is also mandated to fix the responsibility of those officials who were supposed to prevent such incidents.