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Death toll in Bahabalpur cracker unit explosion in Odisha’s mounted to 10

Balasore:19/10/17: The death toll in Bahabalpur cracker unit explosion in Odisha’s Balasore district mounted to 10 on Thursday with three more people succumbing to their injuries while undergoing treatment.

Three persons including a six-year-old girl died during treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The deceased were identified as Ramapada Maiti, Nimainlal Pradhan and Nandini Pradhan of Bahabalpur village.

Yesterday, six persons, including a 4-year-old girl were burnt to death due to the massive explosion in cracker making unit, which is believed to be an illegal one.

As of now, five others who sustained critical injuries in the mishap, are undergoing treatment at SCB Medical.

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the death of six persons in cracker explosion at Bahabalapur in Balasore district. He announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those critically injured in the incident. The state Government will bear treatment costs of all the injured persons.

Chief Minister directed strict action against those responsible for the tragic incident.Though the exact reason behind the mishap is yet to known but it is believed that spark of the lamp might have caused the explosion.




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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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