2 boys killed in cracker godown fire mishap in Tirupati

TirupatI: Two boys were charred to death and a woman was injured when crackers stored in a godown here exploded following a fire mishap today, police said.

Police and fire personnel retrieved the bodies of the boys aged 10 and 14 from the debris of the godown that collapsed under the impact of the incident at Mitra Gandhipuram locality.

The injured woman had been admitted to the government hospital here, police said adding the cause of the fire was under investigation.

It was not clear immediately whether the three belonged to a family or why they were present in the godown, police said.