Balasore: A youth lost his life to an explosion at Baripal village under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district on Sunday, that had occurred around 2 pm near the village.
The deceased youth was identified as Pratap Singh. He had already breathed his last when villagers found him covered with blood beside a pond and brought him to his home.
Police, after getting information, reached the village and seized Pratap's body. Police also went to the explosion site and inquired locals about the incident. It has initiated an investigation on how the explosive material reached the spot despite the mines in the area being shut down since years.