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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expresses shock over firecrackers explosion incident in Puri

She prayed for the quick recovery of those who were injured in the accident and extended solidarity towards the neighbouring Odisha government

PTI Calcutta Published 30.05.24, 01:31 PM
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her shock over several people receiving burn injuries after firecrackers exploded during Lord Jagannath's Chandan Jatra festival in Odisha's Puri.

She prayed for the quick recovery of those who were injured in the accident and extended solidarity towards the neighbouring Odisha government.

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"Shocked to know about the devastating firecracker incident at Puri during Lord Jagannath's Chandan Yatra, leading to injury of several persons. Pray to the Lord for their quick and complete recovery. Solidarity to Odisha Government," she posted on X.

Fifteen people received burn injuries after a heap of firecrackers exploded during Lord Jagannath's Chandan Jatra festival in Odisha's Puri, police said.

Hundreds of people had gathered on the banks of Narendra Pushkarinee, a waterbody, to witness the rituals when the accident happened on Wednesday night, they said.

A group of devotees were celebrating the festival with crackers. Suddenly, a splinter from the burning crackers struck the heap, leading to the explosion, they added.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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