Gurdaspur: Explosion In Firecracker Factory Kills 16, Over 30 Feared Trapped

04 Sep 2019 07:00 PM

Gurdaspur: Explosion In Firecracker Factory Kills 16, Over 30 Feared Trapped

Updated 04 Sep 2019 07:00 PM

At least 16 people were killed and over 30 feared trapped after a massive explosion took place at a firecracker factory in Punjab's Gurdaspur. The blast took place around 4 pm at the factory located in a residential area. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed "anguished" over the loss of lives in the incident.

Of the 14 seriously injured people, four have been referred to the Amritsar government hospital, Batala Senior Medical Officer Sanjiv Bhalla said. The impact of the blast was such that a few nearby buildings were damaged.

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