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Forty-four hurt during Diwali celebrations in Mohali

The district police did not register a single case of burning firecrackers after the permissible time limit. However, the crackers were burst till early morning at several places.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Updated: October 29, 2019 1:47:29 pm
diwali, diwali injury, injured in Diwali in Mohali, Mohali diwali injury, indian express Devotees light candles at Sector 34 Gurdwara to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas, in Chandigarh. (Express photo: Kamleshwar Singh)

On the night of Diwali, as many as 44 people with burn injuries were admitted at government hospitals in Mohali. The patients, including 11 children, had minor injuries. No case over burning crackers after the permitted time limit was registered in the district. Police said they had received calls regarding this, but could find anyone burning crackers after the time limit.

Civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh visited District Hospital Mohali on Sunday night and monitored the emergency arrangements. Ten of them were cases of eye injuries, while the others had hand and leg injuries, Dr Singh said.

“This year no major case was reported from the district. All the patients had minor injuries and were discharged after the treatment,” he told Chandigarh Newsline.

Dr Singh added that one patient from Kharar identified as Mohan Lal whose house was gutted in fire, was referred to Sector 32 hospital from the district hospital.

Kharar police claimed that Mohan Lal was drunk at the time of the incident.

The health department spokesperson said that 17 cases of burn injuries were reported from Mohali, 11 from Kharar and 16 from Derabassi Sub-Divisions.

Meanwhile, the police control room received 150 calls which included burning of fire crackers after the permissible time limit of 10 pm and minor altercations.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal said that the PCR received the calls regarding burning of crackers but in most of the instances, when the PCR parties went to the spot, they did not find anyone committing the offence.

The district police also did not register a single case of burning firecrackers after the permissible time limit. However, the crackers were burnt till early morning at several places.

Six fire incidents were also reported in Mohali and Kharar. The fire brigade officials told Chandigarh Newsline that the fire incidents were reported from Sector 91, Sector 70, Sector 118, Shivjot Enclave and Nijjar road in Kharar.

Fire Officer Mohal Lal Verma said that fire incidents were reported from a cloth shop in Phase 11 while another fire incident was reported from a house in Sector 70.

“One person was injured in Kharar and was admitted to the Civil Hospital. No other major incident was reported in the district,” he added.

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