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Firecrackers in car prove deadly for 4 kids, one battling for life

Police said that Mohammad Rizwan, a dealer in firecrackers had allowed five children from his family and neighbourhood to sit inside his car and listen to music.

According to police, incident was reported around 2 pm in Farookh Nagar when the children, aged below eight years, entered an Alto car to listen to music. When one of the children switched on the music system, an electric spark triggered a violent explosion. The intensity of the explosion was so severe that four died on the spot, while one was left critically injured. The victims were were taken to Ambay Hospital, where four were declared brought dead while the fifth was admitted in the ICU. The police have identified the deceased as Akshha (6), Farhan (8), Sarika (3) and another Farhan also aged eight, all residents of the same locality. The fifth child, who sustained 80 percent burns, was identified as Krishh (7). “Although condition of Krishh is critical, we are trying our best to save his life,” said Dr RK Bhardwaj, who is attending the victim.

“The explosion might have occurred due to a short circuit triggered by switching on the music system but we are looking into other angles too. We have also called the car owner to ascertain whether he possessed necessary papers for the firecracker unit or not. The bodies have also been sent for post-mortem,” said Ajay Pal, Superintendent of Police (City) of Ghaziabad.
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