Accidents during Diwali celebrations


Bhubaneswar : Incidents of burns and explosions causing severe injuries were reported from across the state on Sunday on the occasion of Diwali. Many were admitted to hospitals being critical.

At least 30 persons were admitted to the Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar being injured in cracker explosions. A woman from Gandamunda, Bhubaneswar sustained severe injuries catching fire while lightning earthen lamp and was later shifted to SCB Hospital, Cuttack for treatment.

In the state at large, a youth was injured while burning crackers in Paliabindha village in Bhadrak district. Also,five houses of Rajas village under Balipatna block in Pipili of Puri district caught fire due to bursting of crackers whereas three houses were destroyed at Buhalo village in Salipur of Cuttack district.

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