Cuttack (Odisha): Five workers were injured in an explosion at the plant site of Maithan Ispat Limited in Jajpur on Wednesday. Four of them were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack reported ANI.

This is a developing story and more details are awaited.

Meanwhile, a little earlier in the day, two persons were killed and three others injured in a firecracker explosion at a house in Gunauli Dharupur village in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.

The explosion occurred in the house of one Mohd. Hashim when firecrackers were being manufactured on Tuesday. The two deceased were identified as 15-year-old Sarju and 28-year-old Mohd Vaish.

A number of adjacent houses were damaged in the explosion, the police said. The injured have been admitted to the district hospital and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.