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8 Killed in Karnataka explosion, PM Modi expresses grief

WEB DESK

At least eight people were killed in a mysterious blast that shook Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Thursday night and sent shockwaves in neighbouring Chikkamagaluru and Davangere districts.

As per reports, the massive explosion took place near a gravel and boulder crushing facility at a stone mining quarry in Shivamogga. The possibility of subsequent blasts at the quarry at Hunasondi near village Abbalagere has not been ruled out by the state police since some dynamite sticks are still live.

The explosion was heard across Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa’s home district at around 10.15 pm

Blast were reportedly took place in transporting the explosives meant for mining in a truck when the incident happened in Karnataka’s Shivamogga town on Thursday night

A bomb disposal squad has been rushed to the spot of the incident and the entire area has been sealed off.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the explosion and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

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