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.
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.
Refreshing its V series in India, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Monday launched its Vivo V17 smartphone in India with quad-camera set up for Rs 22,990.
The smartphone houses a 32MP front camera which is placed into in the “iView” display with E3 super AMOLED screen.
“V17 is the latest addition to our flagship V series which has been phenomenal for vivo’s success in the Indian market. Centered on innovation and customer-first philosophy, Vivo’s V series has introduced quite a few industry-first features and we continue to bring the best for our customers at best price points,” Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said in a statement.
The smartphone packs 8GB RAM+128GB storage and will be available in Midnight Ocean and Glacier Ice colours.
It will be avilable starting December 17 on Vivo India E-store, Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm mall, Tatacliq and Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, and across all partner retail stores.
The smartphone’s quad rear camera set up consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera and 2MP macro camera and 2MP bokeh camera.
The customised super AMOLED display is made of the latest E3 OLED and features an aspect ratio of 20:9.
It also offers 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut and according to the company, the smartphone filters out 42 per cent of blue light.
The Vivo V17 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE processor, which requires low power consumption.