By Sumon Ali
Punjab, Nov, 8: Fire incident broke out at 25 places in Ludhiana due to bursting of firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali on Wednesday.
One person was grievously injured in the fire which broke out at a cardboard factory.
Fire officer Sambhu Nath Sharma said , “A total of 37 fire engines were deployed for firefighting operations across the city.”
On October 23, the Supreme Court had refused to put a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers across the country.
Later, the apex court fixed the time from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali for burning crackers and also issued guidelines on the majority of the aspect of the festival.
In its guidelines, the apex court had allowed that only firecrackers with reduced emission (improved crackers) and green crackers and Safe Water and Air Sprinklers (SWAS) would be sold and manufactured.