Karnataka: 8 workers killed in the blast, PM Modi expressed grief, CM orders for high-level inquiry

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By: Tanumoy Banerjee

Last Update: 2021-01-21 10:11:37 IST

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According to police, the explosives were being carried for the purpose of mining. There was a blast at one place of breaking the stone at around 10.30 pm. The tremors were also felt in Chikkamagaluru and Davanagere districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the traumatic incident in Karnataka's Shivamogga district. In Shivamoga on Thursday night, an explosive being carried in a truck was detonated. Eight people have died in this blast. The explosion was so strong that shocks were felt in the surrounding area. In such a situation, people felt that the earthquake was causing tremors. This morning, police and senior officials inspected the blast site in Hunsondi village in Shivamogga district. Tried to know what was the cause of the accident. During this, Shimoga MP B.Y. Raghavendra was also present on the spot.

District Collector of Shivamoga KB Shivkumar said, "Initial investigations have so far found that there were explosives in the car parked here. It is being ascertained why he was brought here. So far we have recovered 2 bodies. It is being circulated publicly that 10-15 people have died in the blast, but this is not substantiated by any facts. The police have started investigations, they have made little progress. We have also enlisted the help of the bomb disposal squad, so that they can come here and technically help us why the incident happened. The blast occurred around 10:20 pm last night.

CM BS Yeddyurappa tweeted, "High level inquiry has been ordered into this unfortunate incident and strict action will be taken against the culprits".

PM Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over this incident. It was very sad to hear of Shivamoga incident. Condolences to bereaved families. Pray to God to heal the wounded soon. The state government is providing all possible help to the affected.

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