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8 killed in UP firecracker blast

Posted on Nov 13, 01:16PM | IBNS

At least eight people, six of them belonging to one family, were killed in an explosion in a village in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday while making fire crackers clandestinely, reports said.

The incident occurred in a village under Auraiya district's Bela police station area early in the morning of Tuesday.

Police said 12 others were injured in the explosion.

Illegal fire cracker manufacturing is a rampant practice in India, especially in rural belts.