Bhubaneswar: An ill-timed explosion at an illegal firecracker factory at Budhipada village on Tuesday left one factory worker critical.
The victim has been identified as Laxmidhar Behera, who is originally from Puran Sashan village.
The illegal firecracker factory was running unnoticed in Budhipada village. Laxmidhar has been working in this factory for a while now. The blast occurred when he was still at work. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
The local police have begun a detailed investigation. Meanwhile, the factory owner Bankabihari Behera has absconded from the blast site and a search has been initiated.