9 Feb 2020

Massive Explosion In Punjab During Religions Procession

Reports came in from Punjab where there have been a massive explosion between tractor trolley collision during a religious procession killing two people and injuring nine.

According to reports blast occurred during a nagar kirtan a religious procession near Pahu village, Tarn Taran district, Punjab, on February 8, 2020.

An ex gratia payment of RS 5 Lakh to the next of the kin and free treatment for the injured has been announced by CM as well as probe to the incident have also been ordered.

The deceased have been identified as Manpreet Singh, 17, and Gurpreet Singh, 12.

A video shot at the blast site showed the vehicle standing on a road and a pool of blood near the mortal remains of one of the victims, covered with cloth.

"During the nagar kirtan, youths were bursting crackers as part of celebratory fireworks. As they were doing so, the sparks fell on the tractor trolley which was carrying explosive material which led to an explosion.

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