Woman, daughter killed in cracker unit explosion in Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jagatsinghpur, Nov 5:

Four persons, including a woman and her daughter, were killed in two separate cracker explosions in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts today.

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While a woman and her daughter died in the wee hours today at Kanti village under Balikuda police station limits in Jagatsinghpur district, two other persons were killed while dealing in sale of crackers this morning in Brahmagiri area.

As per reports, the woman her her daughter were charred to death after the explosion while they were engaged in cracker manufacturing. Their bodies were mutilated beyond recognition. Several rooms in the house were damaged to the extent that a portion of the roof caved in, cracks appeared on the walls and household items were destroyed under the impact of the explosion.

“We had not received any complaints earlier. We would investigate into the complaints, if we receive any. We are investigating into the matter,” Balikuda IIC, Balaram Nayak said.

It is alleged that the duo was engaged in illegal cracker manufacturing.

In a separate incident, two persons, including a woman, were killed in cracker explosion today at a village in Brahmagiri area.

The deceased have been identified as Satyabhama Nayak from Laudikera and Ramachandra Sasmal from Kanjipatana village under Brahmagiri police station limits in Puri district.

According to reports, Ramachandra had gone to buy crackers from Satyabhama when the blasts occurred this morning. The duo was rushed to hospital for treatment in a critical condition.

While Satyabhama died on her way to hospital, Ramachandra was declared dead on arrival at Puri district headquarters hospital.

“Satyabhama and Ramchandra had sustained grievous injuries in the blast. They succumbed to their injuries while on their way to Puri hospital. We are inquiring into the matter. More details would come out after thorough investigation,” Brahmagiri IIC, Arun Tripathy said.


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