Two dead in explosion in cracker unit in Ganjam

Berhampur: Two persons – a five-year-old boy and a woman were killed in an explosion at a fire-cracker manufacturing unit at a village in Ganjam district today.

Inspector In-Charge of Bhanjanagar Police Station A K Sahu said another woman was critically injured in the explosion, which took place when fire-cracker was being made in a house at Bhanjanagar area,

All the three were identified, he said adding the injured woman was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and her condition was stated to be serious by the doctors.

The owner of the cracker manufacturing unit is absconding and investigation was on to verify whether it had valid license, he said.