Sivakasi: Two persons were killed and six others sustained injuries in an explosion at a private fireworks factory at Singampatti near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The injured included a one-and-a-half-year old child who had come there along with his mother.

All injured have been admitted to government hospital.

It was feared that more persons could have trapped in the debris and the blaze which broke out following to the explosion, the police said.

In a similar explosion, which took place last month at a cracker manufacturing unit in Narayanapuram village in the district, the country's fireworks hub, eight persons were killed and three sustained burns injuries.

(Agencies)

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