In India, at least as 16 people have died in an explosion and a fireworks factory in the northern state of Punjab. Local media reports some 50 people are feared trapped in the facility. Authorities say rescue operations are now underway. The blast comes weeks ahead of Diwali in the famous Hindu festival of lights which is marked by revelers setting off thousands of firecrackers.
印度北部旁遮普省的一家烟花工厂发生爆炸，至少16人已经遇难。据当地媒体报道，大约有50人被困在该设施中 。当地政府称，救援行动正在进行 。爆炸发生在印度著名灯节排灯节前几周，节日当天狂欢者会燃放数千枚鞭炮来庆祝 。
It was a cold evening, winter well underway.