Punjab

Amarinder orders probe into Sangrur cracker blast, announces Rs. 1 lakh each to victim's kin

September 21, 2017 03:55 AM

Chandigarh, September 20: 

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered an investigation into Tuesday’s firecracker explosion in a Sangrur godown, while announcing Rs 1 lakh each as compensation to the families of those killed in the incident. 

Expressing grief at the death of five people and injuries to some others, the Chief Minister on Wednesday directed the district administration to ascertain the cause of the tragic incident and take remedial measure in future to prevent its recurrence. He asked the officials to fix responsibility for the explosion, that took place in the godown in village Sullar Gharat in Dirba sub division of district Sangrur. 

Captain Amarinder ordered stringent implementation of fire safety rules/guidelines in the operations of all business establishments and industries using hazardous and highly inflammable materials. No complacency or laxity in this regard would be tolerated, he warned.

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