New Delhi: At least 23 people died while several others are still feared to be trapped inside a building after a massive explosion took place at a cracker factory in Punjab's Gurdaspur on Wednesday.
Several fire engines are currently at the spot carrying out the rescue work to bring the situation under the control. Ten nearby buildings were also damaged in the explosion. The cause of the blast is still unknown.
Many others were also injured in the blast while few others are still believed to be trapped inside the rubble. Sources told Zee Media that the intensity of the blast was so huge that it damaged several houses including a car workshop located near the factory.
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force were rushed to spot to speed up the rescue operation.