Balasore, Oct 18: As many as Eight persons were killed and above 15 persons were seriously injured after a cracker exploded in an illegal manufacturing unit at Bahabalpur area in Balasore district this afternoon.
The injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment and the reason behind the blast is yet to be ascertained. The incident took place around 4.15 pm today 30 km away from Balasore town.
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.