Blast in Tarn Taran during Nagar Kirtan – 2 killed, nearly dozen injured

Tarn Taran, February 8, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Two persons were killed and near a dozen injured during a powerful cracker blast in the holy city of Tarn Taran.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon during a Nagar Kirtan procession taken out on the eve of Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Baba Deep Singh ji.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, Tarn Taran SSP Dhruv Dahiya had said that according to the eye-witnesses, 14-15 people had died. He also said that approximately 30 people were injured due to the blast. Talking to electronic media, he had also said that those killed were in the age bracket of 18-19 years and were from Pahuwind.

Sources said that the celebratory firecrackers busted during the procession fell on a tractor trolley carrying firecrackers in bulk resulting in a powerful blast which proved fatal for two and injured others.

The blast was so powerful that parts of bodies of the victims were spotted lying in pool of blood on the site of incident.

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