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Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: As many as 14 persons including children were injured in separate incidents of firecracker mishaps during Diwali celebrations across Odisha today.

In Bhubaneswar, three persons were injured while bursting firecrackers at separate places. All of them have been admitted in the Capital Hospital.

As per reports, adequate arrangements were made at the hospital by putting more number of doctors and nurses on duty.

In Ganjam, one youth suffered critical eye injury in Chopra village of Bhanjanagar while the another suffered burn injuries in Aska. Similarly, in Balasore's Rasalpur one youth suffered minor injury while five suffered burn injuries in Udala in Mayurbhanj.

Meanwhile, a minor boy was critically injured while bursting crackers in Nuapada under Panikoili and was later admitted in SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Despite safety instructions given by local authorities, two persons including a 4-year-old child was injured in Anandapur of Keonjhar during firecracker bursting.

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