Karnataka: Truck carrying mining explosives tear into pieces after blast, 8 killed, tremors felt in the nearby areas; PM Modi expresses grief (Videos)

Last Updated: Friday, 22 January 2021 (12:55 IST)
Shivamogga:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has condoled the loss of lives in an incident of a stone quarry blast, which took place at the outskirts of the city last night, in which eight people had been killed and several others sustained injuries.

The Prime minister in a Twitter message had stated that “Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families”.
The Prime minister in his message also assured to secure all possible assistance to the affected in the incident.

Meanwhile, Chief minister B S Yediyurappa, expressing shock over the incident, had sought an immediate report over the incident and had also ordered for a high-level inquiry into the incident.

It may be recalled in a powerful blast, caused by gelatin sticks stored in a that had reverberated the city and people had come out from their houses, fearing an earthquake.

The high-intensity took place near village located in the outskirts of the city, and the entire truck, which was carrying the blasting material tore to pieces.

All the victims were reportedly hailed from Bihar, and working at the stone crushing site as labourers, the sources added. (UNI)