Explosion Incident Rocks West Bengal As Firecracker Manufacturing Goes Awry
Kolkata, 22 May, 2023: A devastating explosion that shook a West Bengal firecracker manufacturing company on Sunday injured many employees and created a state of general panic.
The incident took place for the second time in a week in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, which is well-known for its bustling firecracker business, served as a reminder of the risks involved in making these explosives.
Immediately following the incident, two people—a mother, Jayashree Ghati (65), and a child, Pompa Ghati (10)—died. A third person—who had been taken to the hospital—died while receiving treatment for her wounds.
According to the most recent information, local police have arrested one person in this instance.
Although the precise cause of the tragedy has not yet been identified, preliminary investigations show that the explosion happened while firecrackers were being manufactured. It is possible that an explosion was caused by improper handling of combustible materials or a technical issue.
Earlier, a similar incident had occurred in East Midnapore on May 16th, which left 12 dead. Mamata Banerjee immediately ordered a criminal investigation by the West Bengal Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after the tragedy, which happened on Tuesday, and she also offered compensation of 2.5 lakh for the relatives of those deceased and 1 lakh for those injured.
To determine the series of events leading up to this devastating occurrence, authorities have started a detailed investigation. The West Bengal CID is conducting a thorough investigation of this case, and has so far arrested nine individuals associated with this illegal manufacturing firm.
Additionally, they alleged that despite being informed of the presence of this unlawful facility, the local government had remained utterly silent and had done nothing.
The tragedy serves as a tragic reminder of the significance of putting safety first and using caution when creating and handling potentially harmful compounds.