According to the website of The Times of India, a fire broke out in a fireworks factory in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India on the 23rd. Five people were killed on the spot and three injured were sent to hospital. One of the injured died.
The police said about 35 workers were working at the fireworks factory. This factory illegally produces fireworks that are not in the product list. The police said that the ingredients for the production of fireworks are complicated, and if the different chemicals are mixed, they will catch fire due to friction. The fireworks caused a series of explosions in the factory. At the time of the accident, most of the workers were operating outdoors and no more casualties were caused.
November 14th is the most important festival in India-Diwali. The Indian tradition has the custom of setting off fireworks to celebrate the festival. At the same time, some illegal vendors also began to illegally produce fireworks and firecrackers. Every year around Diwali, it is also a time when fires frequently occur in India.