2 dead, 13 injured in cracker factory explosion

Nayagarh: 2 person were killed and 13 were injured in an explosion in a cracker factory in Tantisahi of Itamati in Nayagarh. While one of the deceased identified as Arta Sahu died on the spot another Yogendra Muduli died at Cuttack SCB hospital.

Till last reports came in 10 persons are undergoing treatment at SCB in critical condition.

According to sources, the cracker factory suddenly caught fire which led to an explosion at around 5PM in the evening. The reasons behind the fire are yet to be established.

“It was a huge and deadly explosion. Most of the victims are severely injured as the intensity of blast was quite high. We don’t know what are the reasons behind the explosion,” said a local resident.

“We have no clue how the explosion occurred. Soon after the explosion we rescued the victims and brought them to the hospital,” said Itamati Sarpanch Manoj Sahoo.

Police rushed to the spot and have started investigation into the accident.