2 die, 11 injured in Punjab blast: More casualties feared


Amritsar: At least one person died and several others injured in a blast Saturday evening in Tarntaran, Punjab. More casualties are feared in the incident. The blast occurred when a cracker cache exploded during a religious procession.

As per reports, the explosion occurred after a cache of firecrackers accidentally caught fire when a religious procession was underway. At least 10-12 people were reportedly injured, while three persons are feared to be dead in the blast. All the victims have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

The firecrackers, which were being carried in a tractor trolley, exploded during the ‘nagar kirtan’ (religious procession) near Pahu village in Tarn Taran. The procession was reportedly proceeding towards Sri Tahla Sahab Gurudwara in Tarntaran village.


Two people were killed and 11 injured in a firecrackers blast during a religious procession in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district on Saturday, police said.

Firecrackers, being carried in a tractor-trailer, exploded during the ‘nagar kirtan’.

“Two people were killed and 11- 12 people were injured in the explosion,” Inspector General of Police, Border Range, S.P.S. Parmar told the media.

The explosion took place when sparks from a burning cracker landed on the tractor-trailer, he added.


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