More than 40 people injured in firecracker explosion in Odisha’s Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In a tragic incident more than forty people sustained critical burn injuries after a firecracker explosion took place in Kendrapara district of Odisha on Wednesday. The incident took place when a festival was being celebrated for which the big size firecrackers were being burst. All the injured were been rushed to Kendrapara hospital.

Out of the injured persons, over thirty people, including five children, have reportedly been admitted to SCB hospital for treatment. And nine persons are in critical condition. About 60-70 percent of the body surface area of critical patients has been burned by the fire caused by the firecracker blast.

As per reports, the incident took place near Balia bazar under Sadar Police Station. The incident took place when the Melana was going on and thousands of people including man, women and children were present on the spot to witness the Melana.

Reportedly, the firecracker stock caught fire and burst injuring all the people standing nearby.

As per sources, after the health condition of over thirty people out of the injured persons deteriorated, they have been referred to SCB Medical in Cuttack. By the time this report was written, nearly nine patients were in critical condition.

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