Bhubaneswar: Two children were killed and one critically injuried after a powerful cracker exploded inside a house at Sogar villager under Tumusinga police limits in Dhenkanal districton Wednesday.
The injured child has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in critical condition for treatment.
According to reports, the crackers were stashed inside house of a resident Saroj Sahoo, which exploded while three children were playing inside the house. They received grievous burn injuries in the incident.
Source said that the explosion was so massive that it triggered the roof to collapse following which three children were trapped and it was engulfed with fire.
The firefighters rushed to the place and rescued three victims from the house. Initially, they were taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC), Anlabereni, for treatment. Later, they were referred to Dhenakal DHH where two children succumbed to injuries. Another injured child is undergoing treatment at the hospital.