A number of persons are feared lifeless in a blast at a stone mining quarry in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, in accordance with the police.
“The precise quantity isn’t confirmed proper now as it’s darkish,” a police officer instructed NDTV.
The potential of subsequent blasts on the quarry at Hunasondi close to Abbalagere village has not been dominated out by the police, and a bomb disposal squad has been known as in.
Your entire space has been sealed.
The victims had been reportedly transporting in a truck the explosives meant for mining when the explosion occurred information company PTI reported.
The car was badly broken and the our bodies of the victims couldn’t be recognised.
Senior district and police officers of Shivamogga have rushed to the spot.
The blast occurred round 10:20 pm, leading to a loud sound and tremors which may very well be felt in close by Chikkamagaluru district as effectively.
Many took the mysterious loud sound – which shattered window panes – to be an earthquake and ran out to the streets.
On Twitter, many posted photographs of damaged home windows and minor harm to buildings and of individuals out on the streets.
Big sound in Shimoga. Vibration felt in entire of Shimoga. Everybody on the highway attempting to determine what occurred. Unusual. Hopefully one thing minor.
— SK (@logical_sk) January 21, 2021
Heavy sound and homes felt shaking in #Shivamogga All ppl outdoors homes at 10:20PM! Any area vaccum launch or #earthquake
Big sound in Shimoga. Vibration felt in entire of Shimoga. Everybody on the highway attempting to determine what occurred. Unusual. Hopefully one thing minor
— Darshan p Gowda (@DarshanpGowda5) January 21, 2021
Shivamogga is Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa’s dwelling district.
(With inputs from PTI)