Article source: China News Network
Original title: 23 people died in the explosion of the Punjab fireworks factory in India
China news agency, Beijing, September 5th New Delhi News: According to Indian media reported on the 5th, an explosion in a fireworks factory in Punjab, India, has killed at least 23 people and injured 27 others.
According to the "Hindustan Times" reported on the 5th, local time on the 4th at about 3:45 pm, a fireworks factory in Gulda Spur County, Punjab, exploded. The explosion was so powerful that almost all of the fireworks factory buildings were destroyed. The glass of the building around 200 meters was also damaged. Residents nearby said that the explosion could be heard within one kilometer of the town.
At present, the official has not announced the cause of the explosion. The head of the local supervision department, Palma, confirmed the casualty figures on the 5th, saying that the factory's business license and license qualification information is under investigation.
The local media said that the factory had also had an explosion. On January 21, 2017, a similar explosion occurred at the factory, killing one person and injuring three others. At that time, the authorities had ordered the revocation of the operating permit for the factory.
According to the "India Times" news, Punjab announced the compensation standard for the casualties of the accident. The Punjab Chief Minister expressed his condolences to the victims through social media and expressed condolences to the injured.
Regarding the number of casualties, the Indian Express quoted police information as saying that there may still be some people buried under the rubble, and the number of deaths may rise further as the rescue work progresses. In addition, most of the 23 dead people currently caused by the explosion were factory workers, and the factory owner was also killed in the explosion.