2 quintal gun powder, illicit crackers seized

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Sultanpur, Oct 14 (UNI) Almost 2 kg gun powder and a large number of illicit crackers were recovered during a raid conducted after the death of five members of a family, including three minors, in a blast at a fire-crackers unit in Amethi city here on Friday.

According to the police, the seizure was made during the raid at almost 140 places late last night. Seven persons were also arrested in this regard.

On October 12, the blast occurred in Raipur Phulwari locality around 0900 hrs at the house of one Anis, who was away at that time.

Noorjehan (42), Khushnama (18), Shabana (17), Gulshan (7) and Afeeq (2) -- all of the same family, died of severe burn injuries.

The blast was so powerful that it blew away the roof of the house, while the walls were also badly damaged.


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