Three people were killed and four were injured in an explosion at a scrap dealer’s house in Gaziwal Maini village in Amritsar district on Wednesday. The explosion occurred when they were unloading scrap collected from an Army range at the house of Tarsem Singh.
Police suspect some unexploded ammunition in the scrap may have triggered the explosion, which took place around 6.30 pm.
The deceased include Parkash Singh (60), a resident of Seron Bagha, and Swaran Singh (45) and Ramesh Singh (42), both residents of Bhaini Ram Dial. Among the injured are Tarsem Singh’s son Komalpreet, Surta Singh, Balwinder Singh and Bakhtawar Singh.
According to Amritsar (Rural) SSP Jasdeep Singh, Komalpreet sustained minor injuries, while Balwinder Singh suffered leg injuries.