As people across the country are celebrating Diwali, Guwahati’s Bhetapara area witnessed a serious fire-related accident on the eve of the festival. According to reports, a firecracker shop caught fire all of a sudden on Sunday evening in the area.
Two people sustained injuries when the fire broke out at the cracker shop. Even before the locals could put off the fire it engulfed the firecrackers stall.
Firefighters were informed immediately after the incident took place and they are currently attempting to put off the fire.
“I saw a random firework shoot up in the air above the fireworks store. Then saw flames and then all of the fireworks begin to explode,” said a local.
(More details awaited)