Bhubaneswar: The explosion at a petrol pump that ripped through the Raj Bhawan area in Bhubaneswar today morning left nine persons injured among whom two persons have been admitted to SCB Hospital in Cuttack in critical condition.
Bibhuti Nayak of Cuttack SCB Plastic Surgery department said, “While one has sustained 60% burns, the other has suffered 40%. Both have sustained grievous head injuries and experts from multiple departments are engaged in their treatment.”
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The explosion was so severe that many vehicles including bikes and four-wheelers had been blown away under its impact and according to the eye-witnesses and passersby; the blast sent earthquake-like tremors through the vicinity.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)