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04 Sep 2019 | 03:31 PM UTC

India: Explosion at fireworks factory in Punjab state leaves 16 dead September 4

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Explosion at fireworks factory in Punjab state leaves 16 dead September 4; rescue operations underway as of Wednesday evening (local time)

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Batala (Punjab state)

Event

An explosion at a fireworks factory in Batala (Punjab state) left at least 16 people dead and caused the building to catch fire and collapse on Wednesday, September 4. Rescue operations are underway in the search for survivors. The cause of the explosion remains unclear as of Wednesday evening (local time), and an investigation is ongoing.

A heightened security presence, commercial disruptions, and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the explosion until the scene has been cleared.

Advice

Individuals in Batala are advised to avoid the area of the incident, keep abreast of the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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