Andhra Pradesh: Three persons were killed and eight injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam city.
 
The explosion partially damaged nearby houses, two-wheelers and bicycles.
 
The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital and primary medical aid was provided to them.
 
The deceased have been identified as Palavalasa Chandar Rao and Gedela Pothayya, police said.
 
According to the police, the crackers were manufactured illegally in the house to cater to growing demand during the marriage season.
 
The fire was doused later by the fire brigade personnel who rushed to the village from nearby Rajam town.