After 491 people voted, Gharb has decided against building any additional firework factories in their area. The local council called a meeting in response to the tragedy that struck last September when six people were killed by an explosion at a fireworks factory.
The vote showed that sixty percent of the population was against granting any new permits for these factories while forty percent were in favor.
The vote was called because a few of the council members had conflicts of interest and the government was interested in seeing what the people in the village thought. There is one pending application for a firework factory at the moment.
Though the people have voted, no decision has been made. After the vote is discussed and presented to the authorities, there will be no new firework factories built in that area.