At the very least two folks died in Punjab’s Tarn Taran after firecrackers, being carried in a tractor trolley, exploded throughout a ‘nagar kirtan‘ (non secular procession) close to Pahu village.
The explosion came about when sparks from the crackers landed on a tractor-trolley the place the fireworks had been stacked, folks on the procession stated.
“Two folks had been killed and 11 injured within the explosion,” Tarn Taran Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhruv Dahiya stated.
Quickly after the incident, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot put out a press release on Twitter saying —
Deeply saddened to know many individuals have misplaced lives in a firecracker explosion close to a village in #Tarntaran district, #Punjab. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved households and prayers for quick restoration of these injured.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 8, 2020
With inputs from PTI
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