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15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant: reports

Published on May 3, 2014 11:15 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A massive blaze broke out in a firecracker factory on Saturday in central India, killing at least 15 people, local media said.

CNN-IBN and other television stations reported that the fire began as people were working at the manufacturing plant in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh state.

The reports said more than a dozen people had suffered injuries and were in hospital.

CNN-IBN television said that the death toll was expected to rise.

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