Fire Breaks Out At Cracker Market in Rourkela; 1 Dead, 48 Shops Gutted

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Rourkela, Oct 18: A day before Diwali, fire broke out at a cracker market near Power House Road in Rourkela city late last night claiming life of a person and gutting as many as 48 cracker shops.

The deceased, identified as Biswajit Jena, was sleeping at a cracker shop when the tragedy struck. Another person sustained injuries in the incident and was admitted to Rourkela Government Hospital for treatment.

The cracker shops caught fire at around 2.35 am and were burnt into ashes within few minutes.

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