Chinsurah (West Bengal): One person was killed and 12 others were injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory at Pandua in West Bengal's Hoogly district today.

Deputy superintendent of police Debasree Sanyal said the factory at Chapta village had no licence.
The thatched roof of the factory was blown off under the impact of the explosion.

Police have rushed to the spot and the injured have been hospitalised. The owner of the factory is absconding and the hunt is on to nab him, Sanyal added.