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2 killed, 11 injured in firecrackers explosion during religious procession in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Two people were killed and 11 injured in a firecracker explosion during a religious procession in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Saturday, police said.

During the 'nagar kirtan' (religious procession) near Pahu village in Tarn Taran, crackers were being burst by people.

The explosion took place when sparks from the crackers landed on a tractor-trolley where the fireworks were stacked, they said.

"Two people were killed and 11 injured in the explosion," Tarn Taran Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhruv Dahiya said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 08 2020. 18:34 IST
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