Bhopal, November 5: Two people were reportedly killed in a fire caused by firecrackers in Guna district, Madhya Pradesh, late on Sunday night. News agency ANI tweeted about the incident along with a visual from the spot. Diwali Safety Tips 2018: Prevention and First Aid For Burns and Firecracker Accidents This Festive Season.
This news comes just a few days before Diwali. Check the ANI tweet below:
Madhya Pradesh: Two people were killed in fire caused by firecrackers in Guna, last night pic.twitter.com/pHClhdCFq4
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2018
However, this is not the first fire incident to be reported due to firecrackers or in a fire crackers factory. Last month, seven people were killed and three others were injured in a firecracker factory in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh: Explosion at Firecracker Factory in Budaun Kills 7, Injures 3.
In another incident, a blaze was reported in a firecracker factory in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal in October. The fire erupted in the afternoon, reports said, quoting locals who claimed that three explosions were heard back-to-back after the flames were spotted. At least four people were killed in a fire incident caused after explosions at a fireworks manufacturing unit in Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu.
The Supreme Court had said in October that only sale of green firecrackers will be allowed in Delhi-NCR region. The top Court had also said that polluting firecrackers which have already manufactured will not be allowed to be sold in Delhi and NCR. While the Supreme Court also modified its order on the use of crackers on Diwali and said that the two-hour slot (8 pm to 10 pm) which the Supreme Court had set for bursting firecrackers across the country, can be changed as per requirements of the states but the time limit will not be extended more than 2-hours.