Balasore: As many as six persons were killed, including a child, and over ten persons were injured after a cracker exploded in an illegal manufacturing unit at Bahabalpur area in Balasore district this afternoon.
The incident took place around 4.15 pm today 30 km away from Balasore town in the house of one Golak Pradhan where crackers were being made, caught fire after an explosion.
The rescue operation is underway. Three fire tenders and 15 ambulances are deployed in the rescue operation.
District administration is monitoring the rescue operation in presence of SP.
The injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.
The reason behind the blast is yet to be ascertained.
Police rushed to the spot and launched a probe into the incident.