Twitter went abuzz after users from Amritsar tweeted that they heard “two loud sounds”.
Soon after the sound, rumors were shared on twitter about what the sound could be. The police said that it was a social media chatter, however they would investigate the issue.
— Tarlochan Singh (@Tarloch34805120) March 15, 2019
Jagjit Singh Walia, ADCP Amritsar on reports of loud bangs heard in the city: I appeal to the people to not believe in rumours on social media. Everything is okay, as per our information nothing has happened. #Punjab pic.twitter.com/gleD1uZ4bx
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
The city of Amritsar is situated near the border of India with Pakistan with the Wagah Border that is only 28 kilometres away.
Due to peaked tensions between India and Pakistan recently, every loud sound creates a worry. Here are a few reactions on social media –
— Navtej (@navtej880) March 14, 2019
#Amritsar still not able to sleep! Kuch toh hua hai, still a lot of unease! Still hear the sound of planes in the sky.. Hope all is well
— Pankaj Sharma (@RigidSeeker) March 14, 2019
My entire house shook from the blasts. #Amritsar
— Ragini Singh Gauri (@raginigauri98) March 14, 2019
2 loud explosions heard in #Amritsar at around 1:15 AM IST
Bomb or Sonic boom from our fighter jets?
— Manish Rana (@TheRanaNo1) March 15, 2019
— Chowkidar Deepak(ଦୀପକ୍)🇮🇳🤜 (@Deepak_kb121) March 14, 2019