The incident was reported at the Gymkhana ground in the Gandhi Nagar locality.
Two people were killed as a massive fire broke out in a cluster of cracker shops in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada on Sunday morning. The incident was reported at the Gymkhana ground in the Gandhi Nagar locality. According to police, the incident occurred while unloading crackers from a van.
A video from the site of the incident shows the stalls wrapped in huge flames; the bursting of crackers can also be heard. Confirming the two deaths, Vijayawada Police Commissioner Kanti Rana said all the shops were given safety permissions. “Though initially it’s been suspected that the crackers were country-made, the actual reason is being ascertained,” an official statement read.