The Haryana Government on Tuesday announced that Rs.5 lakh would be given to the kin of each dead and Rs.2 lakh to each injured in the explosion at Kumar Fireworks Factory in Mughal Majra village of Karnal district on Monday evening.

Five persons including two women were killed in the blast and 15 seriously injured.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shiv Charan Lal Sharma and Labour Welfare Board Vice-Chairman Ram Sarup Janbaz visited the factory to enquire about the tragedy.

The Minister also conducted a site inspection and expressed annoyance over disregard for safety parameters like the low height of the roof of the temporary shed under which the labourers were working when the tragedy took place. He disclosed that the labourers inside the factory were preparing material meant for crackers.

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