Karnataka quarry blast: At the very least six individuals misplaced their lives in a quarry blast in Hirenagavalli village of Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka. The victims have been attempting to get rid of gelatin sticks however that by accident exploded at a stone quarry, killing six on the website. Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani mentioned that House Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the spot of the incident. “Six individuals killed, one injured in a quarry blast at Chikkaballapur. The incident occurred because of massive quantities of explosives,” he mentioned.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned that the dying of six individuals because of the gelatin blast is surprising. The senior officers, he mentioned, have been instructed to conduct an intensive probe and take stern motion towards the culprits. Dr Ok Sudhakar, Chikkaballapura District in-charge, who visited the spot mentioned, “These are illegally held explosives. Strict motion might be taken.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally expressed grief over the incident and mentioned, “Pained by the lack of lives because of a mishap at Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Condolences to the bereaved households. Praying that the injured get better shortly.”
Final month, an analogous blast had occurred at a quarry website in Yediyurappa’s hometown of Shivamogga. That accident additionally left six useless. After immediately’s accident, Karnataka Well being Minister Ok Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency, visited the spot and mentioned the our bodies of the victims have been badly mutilated and scattered far and wide.
In response to PTI, the police mentioned that the incident befell at Hirenagavalli close to Peresandra. Right here, the police had stopped quarrying following complaints from the locals towards rampant use of gelatin sticks. Nonetheless, it continued clandestinely following which one other raid was carried out a number of days in the past and the contractor was warned to not use gelatin anymore, the report mentioned. The lads working there went to get rid of the explosives within the wee hours of Tuesday when it went off by accident.
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