Woman killed, youth injured in blast while making firecrackers in Delhi

A file photo of firecracker.

New Delhi: An elderly woman was killed while a youth suffered injuries after an explosion at a house in north-East Delhi’s Welcome area.

The incident occurred on Monday when the youth was making firecrackers at his home, a report by IANS said.

The report identified the woman as Rajesh, while the injured youth has been identified as Ayush Verma (19), a neighbour of the deceased.

Quoting a senior police officer, the report said that at around 8:30 pm on Monday, Vishal, a resident of Babarpur, was having dinner with his family when a blast occurred and the area got filled with smoke.

“Vishal told the police that he found Ayush in an injured state on the first floor of the building. When he went upstairs, he found his mother lying unconscious in smoke,” said the officer.

“Vishal along with his brother took her to a hospital where the doctors declared her dead,” the officer was quoted further saying.


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