2 people killed and eleven injured due to firecracker explosion during nagar kirtan. The tragic incident occurred in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district. ANI is reporting a death toll of three.
2 dead in huge Blast during Nagar Kirtan
Dhruv Dahiya, SSP of Tarn Taran was quoted saying, “Two people were killed and 11 injured in the explosion.”
During a nagar kirtan, which is a religious procession, near Pahu village, Tarn Taran, a firecracker sparks fell on a tractor trolley which was carrying more crackers. This led to a huge blast. Parts of the tractor trolley were ripped right off tractor.
A video which was shot at the blast site shows the tractor with paper all over the road and a pool of blood near the remains of a victim which was covered with cloth.
Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of neighbouring Rajasthan, said he was deeply saddened by the deaths and offered his condolences to the bereaved families.