admin@fireandsafetycommuity.com     011-45610104

Punjab firecracker factory blast 19 dead as building crumbles

Published on: 04-Sep-2019, 07:19 PM     
At least 19 people have died, 15 others are injured and many are feared trapped due to a blast which took place in a firecracker factory in Gurdaspur, Punjab on Wednesday. Fire tenders are present at the spot. Vipul Ujjawal, DC Batala, said that four people are seriously injured. The firecracker factory blast was so strong that three to four nearby buildings also collapsed and smashed window panes of buildings that were up to 1 km away. A car and a bike was also destroyed in the blast. The structure, in which the firecracker factory was being run, was three-storey which also crumbled. Several people were feared trapped under the debris, officials said, adding that the rescue operation was underway. The incident took place around 4 pm at the factory located in a residential area, Inspector General (Border Range) SPS Parmar said. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed for the rescue operation. Senior officials of the district administration and police have reached the spot to take stock of the situation. Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/punjab-gurdaspur-batala-firecracker-factory-explosion-updates-1595505-2019-09-04

Recent Posts


Punjab firecracker factory blast 19 dead as buildi...


At least 19 people have died, 15 others are injured and many are feared trapped due to a blast which took place in a firecracker factory in Gurdaspur, Punjab on Wednesday. Fire tenders are present at the spot. Vipul Ujjawal, DC Batala, said that f...

Published on: 04-Sep-2019

Three CISF men among 4 killed in blaze at ONGC pla...


A SENIOR employee of ONGC and three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel died and two others were injured in a massive fire that broke out inside a plant run by the oil and gas major in Uran, near Navi Mumbai, Tuesday morning. Offici...

Published on: 04-Sep-2019

The Amazon rainforest fires


The Amazon rainforest fires are becoming an international political concern The source of the current wildfires in Brazil is not yet known, and the government in Brazil is not all that inclined to find out. INPE’s director, Ricardo Galvão, was ...

Published on: 29-Aug-2019

Wildfires are burning around the world


Wildfires are burning around the world The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest An alarming cluster of wildfires are now burning in the Amazon rainforest and are threatening to disrupt international negotiations. French President Emmanuel Mac...

Published on: 29-Aug-2019

Delhi Police register FIR against unknown people


After a major fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday, forcing evacuation and disrupting hospital services, Delhi Police registered an FIR in the incident on Sunday.

The FIR was registered u...


Published on: 19-Aug-2019