Temple disaster: Why potassium chlorate is banned for use in fireworks

Investigators probing the cause of the fireworks disaster, which killed over 100 people and injured a couple of hundreds more, at the Puttingal Devi temple near Kollam on April 10, hinted that rival teams possibly used potassium chlorate, a banned explosive. They had also probably sourced the chemical illegally from matchstick factories. Potassium chlorate was … Continue reading Temple disaster: Why potassium chlorate is banned for use in fireworks