Chandigarh: At least four persons died and several others injured in a major explosion at a firecracker warehouse in Punjab’s Sangrur district this evening, police said.
Six people were believed to be still trapped inside the building in Sular Gharat, they said. Sangrur SSP Mandeep Singh said a news agency over phone that fire fighters had reached the spot and trying to douse the fire.
The reason behind the fire was not immediately known. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh directed the Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, to ensure the injured were not charged at hospitals and adequate arrangements were in place to evacuate people from the building, an official spokesperson said.