Blast at Fireworks Unit – 3 Killed

Published on: 22 Jan, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kollam District News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

20 Jan 2013

Three persons were killed and four were seriously injured in an explosion at a licensed fireworks unit at Malur, near Pathanapuram, in the district around 9.30 a.m. on Sunday. Keshavan Asan, 60, pyrotechnics expert, Adarsh, 19, son of the unit’s licencee, Presennan, and Podiyan, 42, worker; are the dead. One of the injured is in a highly critical condition and has been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.

The explosion, the cause of which is as yet unknown, was so powerful that the bodies are beyond recognition. The police said the roofs of at least 10 houses some distance away from the unit were partially damaged in the blast.


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