Cotton Candy Warehouse Blast Kills 12 in India

The warehouse stores chemicals for cotton candy production.

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The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a large fire and explosion at a cotton candy factory warehouse in India resulted in 12 deaths, per a rescue official.

The AP cites a National Disaster Response Force spokesmen saying that 12 bodies were recovered from a warehouse that stores chemicals in the western India city of Ahmedabad. The report added that 24 fire engines and more than 50 firefighters put out the fire after several hours.

The AP cited the Press Trust of India reporting that a portion of the warehouse collapsed, and that the New Delhi TV news channel said some nearby buildings were also damaged.

A cause of the fire or explosion weren't given, though the AP noted that poor safety standards are a frequent cause of fires in India.

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