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.
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.