Kendrapada Firecracker Accident: 3 Puja Committee Members Arrested

Kendrapada: Three persons were arrested on Friday in connection with a firecracker mishap that led to critically injuring over 30 people in Kendrapada recently.

Reportedly, the incident took place at Balia Bazar in Kendrapada district on Wednesday night during the immersion ceremony of God Kartikeswar.

According to sources, a large number of firecrackers that were kept for the ceremony caught fire all of a sudden and burst among the crowd.

Following this, it resulted in a major explosion leaving over 30 people injured.

The victims were initially rushed to the Kendrapada DHH and later they were shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Meanwhile, Kendrapada Sadar Police arrested three persons today. Further investigation in connection to the case is underway, sources said.

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