Wednesday March 20, 2019
Home India Indian Firewo...

Indian Firework Factory Suffers A Fatal Explosion

India has a huge demand for firecrackers, which are used in religious festivals and weddings.

0
//
India, uttar pradesh
Google Maps

Police say an explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India has killed at least eight people and injured three others, as Hindus prepare to celebrate the highly popular Diwali festival early next month.

Police officer Ashok Kumar says the explosion occurred Friday in the factory in Budaun district in Uttar Pradesh state.

He says the blast killed six workers and two people who were passing by. The three injured people were hospitalized.

india, firecrackers
People using Firecrackers to celebrate Diwali,. Flickr

Authorities are investigating the cause of the blast.

The area is about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Lucknow, the state capital.

India has a huge demand for firecrackers, which are used in religious festivals and weddings.

Also Read: Indian Supreme Court Allows Only Green Firecrackers

Accidental explosions are common at fireworks factories, which often ignore safety standards. (VOA)

Next Story

Google Launching New Photo Back up Options For Users in India

Launched in May 2015, Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by the search-engine giant that gives users free, unlimited storage for their photos

0
Google
The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Google Photos on Monday launched its “Express” back-up feature for users in India. The feature will be available to a small percentage of Google Photos users on Android.

It allows faster back up at reduced resolutions, making it easier to store pictures even with poor or infrequent Wi-Fi availability, the company wrote in a blog post.

“We learned that over a third of the people using Google Photos in India have some photos that hadn’t been backed up in over a month. We want to make sure that our app meets the unique needs of people wherever they are,” the post said.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

“You will still have the option to choose from the existing back-up options: Original Quality and High Quality,” the post said.

In addition to “Express”, Google will also introduce a new “Data Cap” option for back up to give users more granular daily controls for using cellular data to back up.

Also Read- 4,000 Viewed NZ Mosques Shootings Live, Claims Facebook

The company is slowly releasing the “Express” back-up feature for Google Photos in others countries as well, the post added.

Launched in May 2015, Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by the search-engine giant that gives users free, unlimited storage for their photos. (IANS)