22 killed in Madhya Pradesh firecracker factory fire
MP firecracker factory explosion Photograph: (Twitter)
22 people have been killed after a massive fire broke out in a firecracker factory in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district today.
#UPDATE Balaghat(MP) fire cracker factory fire: Death toll rises to 22— ANI (@ANI_news) June 7, 2017
Expressing his condolences over the tragic incident, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next kin of the deceased killed in the incident.
Moreover, the government has also promised to bear all the expenses of the treatment of the injured.
Further details are awaited.