Cuttack: Two minor siblings, who were on their way to temple with their parents, sustained severe burn injuries after hot bitumen fell on them near of Mangalpur Kasba village in Jajpur district yesterday.

Srabani (12) and Umasankar (10) along wither their parents Anadi Charana Das and Manasi Das were going to offer prayer at the Sanichhar Temple nearby in a motorcycle. On their way to the temple, construction of road was going on. When they were about to pass the passage, a labourer carrying hot bitumen hit the vehicle. As a result, the hot liquid fell on the legs of Srabani and his younger brother Umasankar injuring them critically.

They are now undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.