Berhampur: One person was killed and two people were critically injured in a firecracker explosion in a forest near K Bhimpur village under Badagada police limits in Ganjam district, today.
The deceased has been identified as Bulu Mallik of Bhimpur village. The injured are Prakash Nayak and Nandia Nayak of Bata Sasana village.
Sources said the trio were making firecrackers in the forest when the explosion occurred. The locals found them in a bloodied state and rushed them to the nearest hospital in Shergad. As per latest reports, Prakash and Nandia are under treatment.