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WB Governor seeks probe into firework unit explosion

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Kolkata, Jan 04: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday demanded a probe into an explosion at a firework unit in the state that caused four deaths, saying the administration should be held accountable as there are allegations that crude bombs were being manufactured in the factory.

Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and one was seriously injured in an explosion at a firework manufacturing unit in Naihati in North 24 Parganas district on Friday, police said.

File photo of Jagdeep Dhankar

"Several deaths in blasts at the factory at Masjidpara, Naihati has pained and shocked me. Allegations that crude bombs were being made in illegal factory warrants intense expert probe. Accountability of all in the administration needs to be fixed promptly," the governor said in a statement.

    NEWS AT NOON, JANUARY 4th, 2020

    WB: Major explosion in firecracker factory in Naihati, 5 killed

    Police has already launched an investigation into the case.

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