Narendra Modi condoles death of people in Punjab factory blast

Published: Sep 05, 2019, 14:20 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

A number of nearby buildings, including a car workshop, were also badly damaged in the explosion at the firecracker unit

Narendra Modi. Pic/Twitter IANS
Narendra Modi. Pic/Twitter IANS

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Punjab's Gurdaspur district. The Prime Minister's Office tweeted, "The tragedy at a firecracker factory in Punjab is heart-wrenching. Deeply anguished due to it. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover at the earliest. Agencies are working on rescue operations at the site of the tragedy."

According to news agency IANS, about 21 people were killed and more than 25 people were injured when an explosion took place following a blaze at a firecracker manufacturing unit in Punjab's Gurdaspur district. The firecracker manufacturing unit's owner and six of his family members were also killed in the explosion.

Also Read: Punjab firecracker factory blast kills 16

Seven persons who were grievously injured were immediately rushed to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar. A number of nearby buildings, including a car workshop, were also badly damaged in the explosion at the firecracker unit, reports news agency IANS.

According to sources, an elderly woman and her grandchild who were passing by from the disaster spot were also among the dead people.

Also Read: Fire breaks out at firecracker factory in Gurdaspur, 50 people feared trapped

With inputs from IANS

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