A fire-cracker blast that happened in the wee hours of Saturday in Lalacheruvu area of Andhra's Rajahmundry town, claimed the lives of three people including a minor boy. According to Rajahmundry police, the incident took place in Subbaraopeta area of Lalacheruvu in a thatched hut, which was occupied by a family of six.
Speaking to TNM, Rajahmundry East DySP Nagaraju said, "As of now, three are dead, the other three are undergoing treatment at Rajahmundry GGH."
According to the DySP, preliminary probe suggests that the family of Muthyala Reddy was making crackers for Deepavali festival with certain explosive materials at home.
When asked about the reason behind the accident, he said, "It is being investigated, whether it happened due to a short circuit."
The deceased were identified as Muthyala Reddy's mother Suryakantham (60), wife Dhanalakshmi (35) and son Vinay Reddy (16).
Ramesh Kishore, superintendent of the Government General Hospital said that out of the three who are being treated, the minor girl with 30-40% burns is stable while the other two (Muthyala Reddy and his elder son) are critical.
Ramesh Kishore also said that depending on the situation and the condition of the victims, they will be arranging for plastic surgery treatment at hospitals in Kakinada including private hospitals.
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