President Murmu expresses grief over Puri firecracker explosion

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 30, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, May 30: President of India, Droupadi Murmu on Thursday extended her heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic Puri firecracker explosion incident. She also conveyed her sincere wishes for the speedy recovery of those who sustained burn injuries in the unfortunate mishap.

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Taking to her X handle, Murmu wrote, “I am deeply saddened to know about the tragic death of a people in a firecracker explosion during the Chandan Yatra in Puri. I express my deepest condolence to the bereaved families of the deceased and wish the speedy recovered of all the injured.”

Notably, three devotees died while over 30 suffered serious burn injuries in the fire mishap that occurred during Chandan Yatra festival at Narendra Tank near Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri.

The incident occurred as a splinter from fireworks hit a heap of firecrackers on the Devi Ghat on Wednesday where the longest annual festival of Jagannath Temple of Puri was being observed. The crackers piled on the spot soon went off causing serious burn injuries to the devotees who were at the spot to watch the annual water sport of the deities. 

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