Bhubaneswar: At least 29 people, including two children, were injured in firecracker mishaps during Diwali celebrations in Odisha on Wednesday night.
In Bhubaneswar, three persons were injured and admitted to the Capital Hospital while five persons sustained burn injuries at Udala in Mayurbhanj district.
In Balasore district, three persons of Jamuna village in Raj Berhampur block were injured while a minor boy of Anlagan village of the block was seriously injured. Besides, a youth of Rasalapur village under Sadar police limits was seriously injured when the firecrackers, he was lighting, suddenly went off.
In Anandpur town of Keonjhar district, two persons were injured while a child was seriously injured when a firecracker hit his eyes.
In Bhadrak district, two persons of Balikhanda village and Paimora village of Barikpur panchayat were injured while a four-year-old child of Maitapur village sustained burn injuries. In Chandbali block, 10 persons were injured.
Apart from this, two shops hoarding diesel and petrol were completely gutted after a firecracker hit these shops at the Diesel Colony in Bandhamunda area in Rourkela.