10 children injured while trying to light unexploded crackers in Jajpur

Jajpur: At least 10 children sustained injuries while to light unexploded crackers in Mirzapur village under Kuakhia police limits in Jajpur district.

As per the report, a group of children had collected a cache of unexploded firecrackers left out, post a marriage function which had been held in the village the day before yesterday. Later, they had collected gun powders from those to keep in a piece of paper to light which resulted in an explosion.

The victims with burn injuries all over their bodies were first rushed to Madhuban Community Health Centre (CHC) and four out of them were then shifted to Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for treatment due to critical state.

One of the victims was rushed to SCB Medical in Cuttack today morning due to deteriorating condition.

Kuakhia Police have started an investigation into the incident of late.

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