Andhra stone quarry blast: Ten workers killed in explosion in Kurnool
At least 10 workers were killed in a powerful explosion in a stone quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district tonight, police said.
All the victims are said to be hailing from Odisha and came here for work. The explosion occurred when regular quarrying work was being carried out in the quarry in Hathi Bengal under Aluru mandal, an investigating officer said over the phone.
"At least 20 workers were said to be at the spot when the gelatine sticks used for blasting the quarry exploded. The sudden explosion trapped the workers, triggering the fatalities," the officer said.
The leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and JanaSena Party chief Pawan Kalyan also expressed grief and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.
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