Puri fire cracker mishap: One more succumbs to burns, toll rises to 15

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 05, 2024 IST

Notably, the fire mishap occurred during the Chandan Yatra festival at Narendra pond near Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri

Puri, June 5: The death toll in the firecracker mishap in Puri district reached 15 after another burn victim succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, 12 others are currently undergoing treatment at several hospitals. 

Notably, the fire mishap occurred during the Chandan Yatra festival at Narendra Pond 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 (May 29) where the longest annual festival of Jagannath Temple of Puri was being observed.

The Odisha government had ordered an inquiry into the mishap and declared an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) to the families of the deceased. 

Puri Police have also confirmed the registration of a criminal case and are currently conducting an investigation. Satyabrata Sahu, an officer at the additional chief secretary level in the Revenue and Disaster Management Department, who also serves as the SRC, has commenced a probe into the incident.

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