4 killed in Fire Cracker Blasts


Bhubaneswar: Four persons, including two women and a 6-year-old girl, were killed in two fire cracker blasts in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts on Thursday, police said.

A woman and her daughter were killed when fire crackers stored in their house at Kuntia village in Jagatsinghpur district ahead of Diwali accidentally caught fire, Inspector in-charge of Balikuda police station, Balram Biswal said.The charred bodies of the two were recovered, he added.

In the other incident in Puri, a woman and a teenager were killed in a similar blast that occurred in a house at Nandikera village, said additional superintendent of police B B Sahu.