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Three killed in Orissa cracker blast


Bhubaneswar : At least three people were killed when a large number of crackers went off accidentally in a fireworks manufacturing unit in Orissa Sunday, an official said.

The explosion in Nuapalli village of Ganjam district, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, was so powerful that the house where the crackers were being manufactured collapsed.

“Three people died and over a dozen were injured when the crackers went off,” district collector V. Karthikayan Pandian told IANS on phone.