Transformer explosion in Bhubaneswar leaves four critical

Bhubaneswar: A transformer exploded near the OMFED processing plant in Chandrasekharpur area of Odisha capital early this morning injuring four persons, including a father-son duo, critically.

The mishap took place when the victims, who work at nearby food stalls, were preparing snacks for customers. The food stalls caught fire after the blast while the four sustained critical burn injuries.

All of them were rescued by police and rushed to the Capital Hospital here. There of them were later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as their condition deteriorated.

On being informed, Fire  Services personnel reached the spot and doused the flames. The reason behind the explosion was yet to be ascertained.

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