Konark: A man was killed while his son sustained critical injuries in an explosion in a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Pindol village under Gop block in Puri district today morning.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Biswal.
The incident occurred at around 8 am when Ranjit and his son Hapi were engaged in manufacturing crackers on the rooftop of their house. In the explosion, a major portion of the house was damaged.
The duo was rushed to community health centre located at Charichhaka here for treatment by locals. Hoerver, Ranjit was declared brought dead by the attending doctors at the hospital. Hapi was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his condition deteriorated.
According to sources, crackers were being illegally manufactured in the house without a valid license.