A father and son killed as firecrackers loaded on scooter explode

It is suspected that the bag might have exploded due to friction of crackers in the bag

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A father and son killed as firecrackers loaded on scooter explode

On Thursday, a man and his seven-year-old kid were killed n the spot when a bag of firecrackers they were carrying on their two-wheeler exploded accidently.

On Diwali, at 1.35 p.m., a tragic explosion occurred near Chinna Kottakuppam, in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, between Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.

V Kalainesan, 37, of Ariyankuppam, Puducherry, was returning from Koonimedu village in Tamil Nadu on his Yamaha scooter with his son when the pack of firecrackers went off by accident.

On Frida, there were CCTV images purporting to show the crash.

"Three other who were nearby were injured, but they are out of danger," said Villupuram's superintendent of police, N Shreenatha.

They were being treated for injuries at Puducherry's Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).

Kalainesan had picked up two bags of country-made firecrackers from Puducherry on Wednesday and put them in his mother-in-house law's in Koonimedu, according to a police officer who witnessed the incident. The father-son duo had loaded one of the bags onto their scooter and was driving back to Puducherry on Thursday when the firecrackers exploded.

"The scooter was blown to pieces while both of them died on the spot," the police officer said.

Their bodies were transported to the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for a post-mortem examination.

According to B Arun, deputy superintendent of the Kottakuppam police station, a case has been filed against the deceased and his father-in-law, who owns the property where the crackers were housed. "The crackers are made in Puducherry. Though it is a licensed unit, these crackers are mostly banned and are far from the approved green crackers."

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