Fire at firecracker shop kills seven in Barmer district of Rajasthan
JAIPUR: More than seven people were killed on Thursday
in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. The incident
took place around 1 am at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 km
from the state capital Jaipur.
“We have so far recovered seven bodies from the shop
while rescue operation is still on,” said Barmer Superintendent of Police
Hemant Sharma. “It seems that these seven people were trapped inside the shop
when the fire broke out,” Sharma said.
“The fire has been extinguished and we have started
investigations into its cause,” he added.