Mamata Banerjee apologises to people for blast in illegal firecracker factory in Egra
Egra (WB), May 27 (PTI) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday apologized to the people after an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Egra area of West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district killed 12 people and injured several others.
A senior Trinamool Congress leader, who reached Khatikul village 11 days after the blast, added that the incident could have been prevented if the intelligence had worked properly.
“I bow my head and apologize for the May 16 blast at the illegal fire plant… If the intelligence had worked properly this blast could have been prevented,” Banerjee said after handing over compensation checks to relatives. Killed and injured in blasts.
He also issued appointment letters of ‘home cards’ to each family member of those killed in the May 16 blast.
Stating that two members of the family of the main culprit, who owns the illegal factory, have been arrested, Banerjee urged villagers to inform the local police if they find such units operating.
State Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi is also present with the Chief Minister of Bengal.