The death toll in Nayagarh cracker factory explosion mounted to six on Saturday with five more people succumbing to their injuries while undergoing treatment.
A man with injuries died within minutes of being taken to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack early morning, while four others succumbed during the day.
The condition of three others of the five remaining injured at the hospital is stated to be ‘very critical’, officials said.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to the families of the deceased.
The state government is also bearing the cost of the treatment of the injured, they said.