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Yet another blast in West Godavari, 4 killed

Staff Reporter

– Photo: A.V.G. Prasad

Agonising wait:The kin of blast victims waiting to receive the bodies at the government hospital in Tanuku on Saturday.

ELURU: Close on the heels of the deadly explosion in an unlicensed storehouse at Pedavelamilli where eight persons died, comes another blast which took place at Annavarapupadu in Peravali mandal of West Godavari district last night, killing four persons and leaving two others critically wounded.

The accident took place when the victims were storing crackers in a building with the help of a lantern at night, M. M. Bhagwat, DIG of Police, Eluru Range, said.

He, however, observed that it was not a blast as in the case of Pedavelamilli, but only bursting of crackers.

The victims were identified as Chitturi Atchaiah (35), Chitturi Rama Devi (35), Kanuri Subbalakshmi (45) and Kudipudi Srinu (40). Kotipalli Sitamma (60), owner of the building, and her son-in-law Venkatesh sustained grievous burns. Venkatesh was shifted to Kakinada government hospital for a better treatment in view of his critical condition.

All the persons killed in the accident hailed from the neighbouring Khandavalli village. Fearing raids by police where crackers are being illegally manufactured, the victims engaged a tractor to shift the crackers from their houses at Khanadavelli to a rented building at Annavarapupeta in the dead of the night.

Meanwhile, the twin blasts which occurred within a gap of 48 hours have rattled the district administration.

A coordination meeting was convened at the Collectorate on Thursday night among officials of the police, revenue and fire services department to check the illegal activity.

Joint inspections

The meeting resolved to carry out joint inspections from time to time.

The DIG requested district Collector A. Vani Prasad, who is the license-issuing authority for making crackers, to ensure that information relating to expiry of licences was passed on to the police time to time.

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