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Firecracker factory explosion: 17 dead, 10 injured in Punjab's Gurdaspur

Nabanita Dutta

News Editor

A deadly explosion took place in a firecracker factory in Punjab's Gurdaspur on Wednesday. Seventeen people have been killed in that, and the authorities have launched a rescue operation to evacuate others who are stuck inside the debris. Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh has expressed his grief in the unfortunate accident. The incident took place at around 4 pm local time, according to the police.