India: 17 Workers Die in Blaze at Firecracker Factory

HeadlineJan 22, 2018
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In India, at least 17 workers died after a blaze broke out at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi. Officials say workers were trapped inside the building when the fire broke out, because grills had been illegally installed on exits, ostensibly in order to prevent theft. Police have arrested the owner of the factory.

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