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One dead, 8 injured in Odisha cracker explosion

IANS  Bhubaneswar, April 15, 2013
First Published: 09:08 IST(15/4/2013) | Last Updated: 09:10 IST(15/4/2013)

One person was killed and eight others injured, some of them critically, when one of the fire crackers they were making exploded in a village in Odisha's Puri district, police said on Monday.

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The incident occurred at Srikanthapur village under Pipili police station area, about 20km from state capital Bhubaneswar Sunday when the men were making the fire crackers in the backyard of a house.

The crackers were being manufactured for use in the procession of a local deity in the village late evening, Ratnakar Mallick, inspector in charge of the local police station, said.


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