Among 8 people have been killed by dynamite blast in the Shivamogga area of the Indian state of Karnataka’s.
The intensity of the blast was such that the adjoining areas of Chikmagalur and Davangere were also shaken. This information given by NDTV and Hindustan Times.
The powerful blast took place at around 10:20 pm local time on Thursday. Initially, the exact cause of the explosion was not known. Police said some dynamite was found unexploded at the scene after the blast.
The bomb disposal squad was called in the incident. The whole area is surrounded. Those killed in the blast were reportedly carrying explosives in a truck to a quarry. The truck twisted after the explosion.
According to the Hindustan Times, local deputy commissioner KB Shivakumar said dynamite had exploded at a railway quarry near Hunasondi village.
At least 8 people were killed. The death toll is expected to rise.
Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected: PM @narendramodi
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