Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced financial compensation for those affected by the tragedy
One explosion in a factory fireworks de Tamil Nadu, no sul da India, left at least 13 dead and 26 injured who had to be taken to the hospital. The accident happened this Friday, 12, around 1:30 pm local time (5 am in Brasilia). The initial investigation suggests that factory workers were mixing various chemical components needed to make fireworks when the explosion, which has already been controlled, began. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, expressed his solidarity with the families of the dead and announced financial compensation for those affected by the tragedy.
Landslides, fires and other industrial accidents are frequent in India, often due to poor infrastructure and lack of maintenance, factors fueled by corruption and illegal practices in the construction sector. Last month, 24 people died due to the collapse of a shed located in a municipal crematorium during a funeral in the north of the country, triggering the indignation of hundreds of people who denounced the precariousness of the municipal works.