Dr. Mehak Jonjua, The Hush Post: A major fire broke out due to cylinder blast at Aura banquet hall located at Zirakpur-Kalka Highway today around 10:00 pm.
The fire broke out at a time when a marriage function was on. When the blaze erupted, people started running helter-skelter with melted synthetic material of the tent falling on them. The fire department was informed immediately and fire tenders reached the spot within half-an-hour to douse the flames. Due to the fire, few nearby houses were also affected, some of the residents also came out. However, no causalities were reported so far.