Midnapore (WB): At least 11 persons were killed and four others were injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory at Pingla in West Midnapore district, the police said Thursday.
"So far 11 bodies were recovered. Four others were injured and hospitalised," district Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh told PTI.
On the reason behind the blast, she said, "We are looking into it. Probably something went wrong during manufacturing of crackers."
The police said all the victims were staff members of the firecracker factory, where the blast occurred shortly before 10 pm last night.
The fire has been put out.