Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:
Several persons sustained burn injuries, some of them seriously, while nearly 40 houses were gutted at several places in Odisha during the Diwali celebrations on Thursday night.
In a Cuttack city, assets worth over lakhs were destroyed after fire broke out a trading establishment at Manik Ghose Bazar area.
Reports from Puri district said at least 30 houses at Landupala village of Pipili block were gutted after a firecracker landed on the thatched roof of a house, leading to rapid spread of fire.
In Kendrapara district, five houses were gutted at Narasinghpur village while five houses were gutted at Bodhagan village of Pattamundai block in the district.