A number of persons are feared to have been killed in an explosion at a stone quarry in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, in accordance with police.
“The precise quantity will not be confirmed right now as a result of it’s darkish,” a police officer instructed NDTV.
Police haven’t dominated out the opportunity of subsequent explosions on the Hunasondi quarry, close to Abbalagere village, and a bomb disposal squad has been referred to as in.
The entire space has been sealed off.
The victims have been reportedly transporting explosives meant for mining in a truck when the explosion occurred, the PTI information company reported.
The automobile was severely broken and the our bodies of the victims couldn’t be acknowledged.
Senior Shivamogga district and police officers rushed to the scene.
The explosion occurred round 10:20 pm, inflicting a loud sound and tremors that may be felt within the close by Chikkamagaluru district.
Many took the mysterious loud sound, which shattered the window panes, like an earthquake and bumped into the streets.
On Twitter, many posted images of damaged home windows and minor injury to buildings and folks on the streets.
Big sound in Shimoga. The vibration was felt all through Shimoga. Everybody on the street making an attempt to determine what occurred. Unusual. Hopefully one thing much less.
– SK (@logical_sk) January 21, 2021
The heavy sound and the homes felt shaking #Shivamogga All folks out of the homes at 10:20 PM! Any launch of area void or #earthquake
Big sound in Shimoga. The vibration was felt all through Shimoga. Everybody on the street making an attempt to determine what occurred. Unusual. Hopefully one thing much less
– Darshan p Gowda (@ DarshanpGowda5) January 21, 2021
Shivamogga is the house district of Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa.
(With PTI inputs)