One killed, three injured after massive fire broke out in cracker shop in Rourkela


Rourkela: One killed and three other sustained injuries after a massive fire broke out in a cracker shop located at a market on the Power House road in Rourkela, which took place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The incident is believed to have taken place due to an electrical short circuit in a firecracker shop, but the police have not confirmed it yet.

The deceased has been identified as Biswajit Jena of Rourkela. At least 46 shops and 18 motorcycles were gutted in the fire mishap.

“The incident took place around 2:30 am- 3 am on Wednesday. The reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained. We are conducting the inquiry in this matter,” said Ramesh Chandra Dora, Inspector-in-charge Rourkela Power House Police Station.

The injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the flames have been doused and the police is conducting the inquiry.

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