Not less than six folks had been killed after an explosion occurred in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur early on Tuesday. In keeping with the police, the incident occurred when the gelatin sticks they had been attempting to eliminate exploded unintentionally at a stone quarry web site in a village. The incident comes shut on the heels of the same blast at a quarry web site in Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s hometown of Shivamogga on January 22, which left six useless.
Karnataka Well being Minister Okay Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency visited the spot and mentioned the our bodies of the victims had been badly mutilated and scattered all over.
In keeping with police, the incident happened at Hirenagavalli close to Peresandra.
Quarrying was stopped by the police on February 7 following complaints from the locals towards the rampant use of gelatin sticks. But, it continued clandestinely following which one other raid was carried out a couple of days in the past and the contractor was warned to not use gelatin anymore.
The lads working there went to eliminate the explosives within the wee hours of Tuesday when it went off unintentionally.
In the meantime, Sudhakar mentioned stringent motion can be taken towards the house owners of the mines, who had saved the explosives illegally. He added that police investigations are on into the matter.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too has expressed grief over the incident.
“Pained by the lack of lives on account of a mishap at Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Condolences to the bereaved households. Praying that the injured get well rapidly,” the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) wrote on Twitter.
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