Bhubaneswar: One among the nearly 40 persons injured in the firecracker blast in Kendrapara district on Wednesday night succumbed to the burn injuries during treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack late Friday night.
The deceased has been identified as Uday Bhoi. The remaining injured persons are undergoing treatment at the premier hospital. Five of them are in a critical condition.
Taking suo-moto cognisance of the matter, Sadar Police registered a case and arrested three members of a puja committee on Friday. Eight more persons are being questioned by the Police.
At least 40 people sustained severe burns in the firecracker blast during the Kartikeswar immersion ceremony in Balia Bazar area on Wednesday night.
All the injured were rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in Kendrapara. Around 33 people injured were initially treated at the DHH and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.