Two people were killed and 11 injured in a firecrackers explosion during a religious procession in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Saturday, February 8.
Explosion took place during 'nagar kirtan'
Firecrackers, being carried in a tractor-trailer, exploded during the 'nagar kirtan' , a religious procession, near Pahu village. "Two people were killed and 11- 12 people were injured in the explosion," SSP Dhruv Dahiya said.
The explosion took place when sparks from a burning cracker landed on the tractor-trailer, he added. Parts of the tractor trolley were blown clean off the vehicle.
A video surfaced social media that showed the vehicle on the blast site standing on a road strewn with paper, and a pool of blood near the mortal remains of a victim, covered with cloth.
(Developing story, to be updated)