2 killed in firecracker explosion

Ganjam: In a tragic incident two persons were killed in an explosion while making firecrackers at Nalabanta village in Asika area in the district.

According to sources, the deceased have been identified as Ashok Pradhan and Pintu Khatua.

The incident took place in the morning today when the crackers went off injuring the duos critically. Soon after the incident, both the victims were rushed to Asika hospital where one of them died while undergoing treatment.

The other victim died on the way while he was being shifted to Berhampur hospital, the sources added.

Meanwhile, police rushed to the spot and started investigation.