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Karnataka: Explosive-laden truck blasts in Shivamogga, 15 dead

In Karnataka's Shivamogga 15 quarry workers were charred to death in a blast while transporting explosives for mining in a truck.

Jan 22, 2021, 12:10 PM IST

In an explosion in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, 15 people were killed. The possibility of the explosions at the quarry at Hunasondi near village Abbalagere is yet to be confirmed.  Police said bomb disposal squads had been called in.

The blast occurred around 10:20 pm on January 21, resulting in a loud sound and tremors that could be felt in Chikkamagaluru district as well. 

As per reports, the people who died in the explosion were transporting the explosives in a truck while this incident took place.