Khurda: At least two persons including a woman were killed and two other got injured in an explosion at a small cracker unit at Siko village under Jankia police limits here on Saturday.

The blast occurred at the house of one Sanei Sethi, who was allegedly engaged in the manufacturing of crackers illegally in the wee hours today, sources said.

Two persons have also been injured in the explosion that has partly damaged the house. The injured have been admited to the hospital and their condition is said to be critical.

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