Bhubaneswar: The death toll of the Kujang cracker blast mounted to four with the death of Kailash Jena (40), who died at SCB Medical College while undergoing treatment.
Kailash Jena battling with nearly 50 percent burn injuries and was admitted in SCB.
Earlier three persons, namely Fakir Patra, Bijan Jena and a 12-year-old boy named Pituna Patra, who had sustained severe injuries had died on separate days.
It is noteworthy to mention that the incident had occurred on 16th November, when a cracker-laden van caught fire on its way to a function organized by the Biju Workers’ Union, a trade union, at Paradip, where in at least eight persons were injured. Out of the eight, four have already died and the rest of the four are still under treatment in Cuttack.