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8 killed in explosion at AP cracker manufacturing unit

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad: Eight people were today killed in an explosion at a cracker manufacturing factory in coastal East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

“There was a big explosion in the cracker manufacturing factory. Our people (police) have counted eight people dead,” a senior police official said on telephone.

The unit at Uppada Kothapalli is some 5 kms away from the beach near the district headquarters town of Kakinada, about 500 kms from here.

Cause of the blast was not immediately known. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot.


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