One killed, two injured in firecracker factory fire

Ahmedabad: A woman died and two others, including a child, were injured when blaze broke out at a fire-cracker factory today at Vaanch village in Daskroi taluka of Ahmedabad, police said.

“Fire broke out at Veer Fireworks, killing Geetaben Rathod (35) and leaving two others injured,” an official of Vivekanand Nagar police station in rural Ahmedabad said.

The cause of fire is not yet clear and is being investigated, police said, adding fire tenders were called in to control the blaze.

The injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Ahmedabad for treatment, they said.