Bhubaneswar: One more person injured in the firecracker blast in Kendrapara district on November 23 night succumbed to the burn injuries during treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Pintu Khan of Kendrapara. He was under treatment in the ICU.
It is pertinent to mention that one Uday Bhoi had died during treatment on late night of November 25. Kendrapara Sadar Police had on November 25 arrested three members of a puja committee in connection with the case.
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.