Indore cracker shop fire: Death toll rises to 8

Indore:  The death toll in fire at a cracker shop has gone up to eight with a 22-year-old man succumbing to his burn injuries on Sunday morning.

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Dilpreet Narang, the son of the cracker shop owner, had sustained over 50 percent burn injuries in the mishap. He died this morning while undergoing treatment, said a doctor at the hospital where the victim was admitted.

On 18 April, seven persons were burnt to death when the fire broke out at a cracker shop and later spread to nearby establishments in Ranipur area of the city.

Dilpreet was the son of Gurvinder Singh Narang, the  cracker shop owner who was also charred to death in the fire, a police officer said.

The fire had spread across seven shops in the densely populated Ranipura area, besides engulfing 20 two-wheelers.

A magisterial inquiry is underway into the mishap, sources said.

Updated Date: Apr 23, 2017 12:50 PM

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