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Shivamogga blast: Two detained after explosion kills six quarry staff; Yediyurappa declares Rs 5 lakh compensation – India News , Firstpost

The Karnataka chief minister condoled the deaths and stated that the federal government has ordered an investigation into the accident. Shivamogga is Yediyurappa’s residence district

File picture of BS Yediyurappa. PTI

Two individuals have been detained and a high-level investigation has been ordered into the explosion in Shivamogga district which left no less than six lifeless.

The explosion had occurred on Thursday night time after a truckload of gelatin sticks exploded at a stone-mining quarry.

PTI quoted police as saying that the individuals detained embody a contractor of a stone crushing facility the place the blast occurred.

The precise toll because of the blast is unclear as publications are reporting numerous figures. While The Times of India and News18 quoted Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa as saying that 5 individuals have died, reviews additionally emerged of no less than eight deaths because of the explosion.

PTI, which has reported that six casualties have been triggered, additionally quoted authorities as saying that the toll is prone to improve.

“There are rumours that at least 10 to 15 people have died. Let the police complete their investigation,” Shivamogga Deputy Commissioner KB Shivakumar advised PTI on Friday.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa condoled the deaths and stated that the Karnataka authorities has ordered an investigation into the accident. Shivamogga is Yediyurappa’s residence district. Stringent motion could be taken towards the responsible, he added.

The chief minister additionally stated that he had been in touch with senior officers since final night time and dispatched groups to hold out rescue operations.

“My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

According to The Times of India, Yediyurappa has introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased.

The sound of the blast, which was initially considered an earthquake, was heard in neighbouring Davangere, Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada districts as properly.

In Shivamogga, the impact was extreme as some homes developed cracks, and roof tiles and window panes shattered into items.

The car was badly mangled and the our bodies of the victims had been dismembered past recognition, reviews stated.

With inputs from PTI

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