Three members of a family, including two children, were killed and two others injured in an explosion caused while preparing fire crackers in Hussainganj village here on Wednesday, police said.

A 70-year-old man and two children — aged six and three years — died on the spot, while a couple, the owner of the fire cracker unit, was seriously injured.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where their condition was stated to be critical, police said. — PTI

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