Khordha firecracker explosion death toll rises to 5

The blast that occurred during manufacturing of firecrackers ahead of Dola Purnima had left four including a father-son duo dead on the spot.

Police personnel at the blast site in Khordha on Monday.

The death toll from the powerful explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit at Bhusandapur in Khordha district climbed to five with another victim succumbing to burn injuries during treatment on Monday.

Dolagobinda Behera, who had suffered more than 70 per cent burn injuries in the mishap on Monday, passed away while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack