A tragedy striked at Hunasodu village, Karnataka that at least eight quarry workers were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in the Shivamogga district on Friday. Many more people are feared to have died.
As per the reports, the people who died in the blast were transporting the explosives meant for mining when the incident happened. The massive explosion took place near a gravel and boulder crushing facility around 10.30 pm, sending shockwaves not only in Shivamogga, but also in neighbouring Chikkamagaluru and Davangere districts. An eye witness from the site said the explosion was so powerful that window glasses broke while many houses and even roads generated cracks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his condolences to the families of peopl who were killed in the dynamite blast.
"Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted, quoting the PM.