20 killed after a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat

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fire broke out at a cracker factory in Madhya Pradesh

20 workers were killed while several others harmed, few of them are critical in a blast at a cracker factory in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday afternoon, an official said.

Preparatory examinations revealed that the incident  occurred because of the negligence of one of the workers who may have tossed a half-consumed bidi at the crackers dump, said police.

The firecracker factory is owned by Warish Ahmed.

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