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Six killed in explosion in firecracker biz man's house in Bihar

PATNA, July 24: Six people were killed and eight were injured in a firecracker explosion in a businessman's house in Khudai Bagh village in Khaira in Bihar's Saran district on Sunday, 30 km away from Chhapra. Eight more are feared buried under the debris.

The blast occurred in the house of Shabir Hussain, who supplies firecrackers for marriages. The massive explosion destroyed the house situated on the edge of a bank of a river, its wreckage falling into the river. Six other adjoining houses also suffered damages.

Firemen and police pulled out the bodies from under the debris. All the bodies could not be identified. It is said eight more people remain buried underneath.

Some of the injured admitted at Sadar hospital in Chhapra are said to be critical.

Firecrackers used to be made inside the house. Explosions were heard continuously for an hour.

The police said a forensic team and the bomb disposal squad have been called to investigate.

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