Chilika: As many as four persons were injured after an explosion occurred during construction of boats on the bank of Chilika lake here today.
Though the exact reason behind the explosion is yet to be known it is suspected that boxes containing chemicals for fibre coating of boats could be the reason behind the blast.
The injured persons have been identified as Abhi Behera, Babul Behera, Abhiram Behera and Narasingha Behera of Arakhakuda village. They were rushed to Rebana PHC initially and shifted to Puri District Headquarters Hospital later.
According to sources, the blast occurred when the fishermen were busy in constructing boats.
The four fishermen sustained critical injuries on their face, hand and legs.
On being informed, police reached on the spot and launched a probe into the incident.