Issue Date: May 15, 2009
Firecracker factory was operating illegally
an explosion in a firecracker factory in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district killed 24 people, including six minors, and
injured 35 others.
The police are yet to ascertain the cause of the explosion on April 10 at Savitri Fireworks, at Parola, about 60 km from Jalgaon city. "The
factory's licence was suspended in October last year, but we were not informed about it," said Kunal Kumar, collector of Jalgaon. According to