Firework explosion at poultry farm kills 3 children, injures three others

Two children and an adult suffered burn injuries as a result of the blast.

Our Correspondent May 20, 2014
Police and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) rushed to the spot and cleared place. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: At least three children were killed and two children and an adult suffered burn injuries when raw materials for fireworks exploded at a poultry farm in Memon Goth on Tuesday night.

According to SHO Memon Goth Rao Khalid, a powerful explosion broke down the roof of a poultry farm where the fire crackers had been dumped, killing three children.

The children were identified as Albela, 16, Wali Mohammad, 15, and Shahabuddin, 10. They were killed on the spot.

The bodies and injured were rushed to the Jinnah Post Graduated Medical Central (JPMC) for treatment and legal formalities.

In-charge of JPMC emergency department Dr Seemin Jamali said that the three injured persons, including Najamuddin, 9, Altaf Hussian, 10, and Azam, 25, had received significant burnt injuries and were currently under treatment.

The blast, which was heard far and wide, caused panic among residents of the locality.

Police and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) rushed to the spot to scour the area for clues.

A BDS expert told The Express Tribune that they had cleared the area and were further investigating the cause of the blast.

SHO assumes that the children may have been working in the poultry farm.


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