The Government of India has ordered an investigation into the fireworks accident at Paravur in Kerala on April 10 in which at least 108 people lost their lives.
A.K.Yadav, Joint Chief Controller of Explosives, South Circle, Chennai, has been appointed inquiry officer, according to an order issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Friday.
The terms of reference of the inquiry will be to determine the immediate and proximate causes of the accident, the circumstances and sequence of events leading to the accident and the administrative and procedural shortcomings that led to the incident. The inquiry will also suggest remedial measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
The appointment has been made under the provisions of the Explosives Act, 1884.
The inquiry officer has to submit a report to the Union government within two months.