2 killed, 5 injured after blast in Amritsar, CM Amarinder orders Investigation

A blast at a scrap deales house in Putlighar area of Amritsar has claimed two lives while five others are injured.

Amritsar: Two People died and five injured in an explosion at a scrap dealer’s house in Putlighar area of Amritsar on Monday.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the blast occurred at a scrap dealer’s house in Putlighar area. A head constable of Punjab home guard and child were among the people injured in the explosion.

According to the report, neighbours said that the scrapped goods were brought from police station confinement and added that ammunition was also among the goods.

Police have already begun their investigation to identify the object which triggered the blast.

Commenting on the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, “Saddened to learn about the blast in Putlighar area of Amritsar which has left 2 dead and 5 injured. I have ordered Punjab Police to investigate the root cause of the blast.”

“My condolences to the family members of the deceased and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he further added.

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