Karnataka's Chikkaballapur Quarry Blast: My sympathies with the family, soon everything goes well, said PM Modi
Six people were killed in a dynamite explosion in Chikkaballapur district, 60 km from Karnataka capital Bengaluru. It is believed that the accident occurred on Tuesday morning, seven people were trying to dispose of illegal explosives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over this incident in Karnataka. PM Modi tweeted that I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka. Condolences to his family. I pray for the quick recovery of the injured.
This is the second blast in Karnataka in the last one month. On January 22, eight people were killed in a dynamite blast at Hanasodu village in Shivamogga district, replacing a railway crusher.
Police gave complete information
Inspector General of Police (Central Range) M. Chandrasekhar said that from the initial investigation it appears that some people had tried to dispose of the illegal explosives and then suddenly got blasted. Disposal and forensic team has come from Bengaluru. When the investigation is complete, more information will be available about it.
At the same time, the driver of the ambulance who took the injured to the hospital told that we received a phone call at about 1:20. We reached the place of occurrence at 1:40 in the morning. We were told about the incident in the beginning, but when we reached there, we came to know about the blast and there were five people there.
On 7 February, the explosive was shut down due to lack of proper handling and no engineer on site. The owner must have asked the employees to take it to the forest of Gudubande, two kilometers away. ” He further explained that the explosives were transported through a mini truck and two bikes. Seven people came here. When I was talking to the bomb disposal team, they told that the signal from the mobile phone could also explode. But they are investigating further.