Bhubaneswar: In an unfortunate incident, a couple was killed in an explosion while allegedly preparing firecrackers at Banamalipur Nuasahi on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar today.
The deceased were identified as Gyanaranjan Mishra and his wife Jhunu Mishra. The blast was so intense that it razed the concrete building. Torn body parts of the deceased persons were found much away from the blast site.
The explosion took place in a house where the firecrackers were reportedly being prepared.
On being informed, a fire brigade unit of Adashpur and local police rushed to the spot and managed to douse the flames. Investigation is on to ascertain the exact reason behind the mishap.