Death toll in explosion at stone quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district rises to 11
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the incident and has directed the district administration to ensure proper treatment to the injured.
A detailed investigation has been launched into the incident, Kurnool District Collector S Satyanarayana said.
Meanwhile, the state government has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for the kin of each of the deceased.
The victims are said to be from Odisha.
The injured have been shifted to a hospital in Kurnool.
The leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan have also expressed grief over their incident and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.
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