Angul, Mar 12: A youth lost five of his palm when the dynamite he was using to catch fish from the Tikira River exploded before he could throw it at Kampasal village in Chendipada area of this district today.
The victim has been identified as Pupun Sahoo of the village.
Pupun was fishing in the nearby river using dynamite when the mishap occurred on Friday. As he tried to throw the explosive into the river after lighting its wick, it exploded in his hand.
All the five fingers on his hand were blown away under the impact of the explosion and he suffered burns at various places of his body
He has been admitted to a hospital at Chendipada.