Fire breaks out in Odisha's Rourkela after short circuit in firecracker shop; 1 dead 3 injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 October 2017, 10:01 AM

A person was killed and three others were injured after a major fire broke out at a market in Odisha's Rourkela city on Wednesday morning. Police said that short-circuit in the shop is likely to have started the fire in the town about 340 kilometres from state capital Bhubaneswar.

According to reports, flames have been doused and the injured have been taken to a hospital.

Police also added more details about the cause of the fire will be available after an investigation.

This year, firecrackers will not be sold in Delhi and NCR on Diwali as the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the ban on sale till November 1, stating that it wants to assess the difference to the air quality.

The court in its September order had removed the ban on firecracker sales from November, adding that it wants to test the effect of the ban on air quality after Diwali, the festival when millions across India celebrate by bursting crackers.

First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 09:01 AM
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