Firecracker Explosion Kills 4 Children At Bundelkhand Festival In UP

Lucknow: Four children died and several others were injured, in an explosion caused by firecrackers at Bundelkhand Gaurav Mahotsav in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot.

The blast occurred during the fireworks display at the festival on Wednesday night.

Police have filed an FIR against about three people in relation to the blast and more people will included in it. The investigation is going on.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath ordered a high-level inquiry committee, led by an additional director general (ADG) rank officer, to investigate the incident. Adityanath also announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for the families of the victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

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