Firecrackers cause massive blast in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, 19 feared dead

Chandigarh: In a horrific incident, several youths died as a firecracker explosion rocked a religious procession in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Saturday.  

SSP Dhruv Dahiya said that eyewitness said 14-15 people may have died in the explosion, which he said was accidental. Most of those killed in the accident were in the 18-19 age group, the officer said. 

The high quality of potassium in the crackers resulted in a high impact blast leaving 14-15 youths, who were bursting crackers, dead. At least three injured have been taken to a nearby hospital.

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