On Wednesday night residents of Shivamogga in Karnataka heard huge explosion and felt vibrations suspecting an earthquake. While, local reports suggest that the loud noise was due to a box of dynamite exploding at the Railway Crusher Plant near Hunasodu around 10:30 pm.
Several workers from Bihar are reportedly dead, there is no conformation on casualties and cause of the blast by local authorities.
Update: At least 6 dead:
At least 6 dead after major explosion of truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, in Karnataka's #Shivamogga district: police
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 21, 2021
More details. A huge quantity of dynamite blast near Shimoga city. 10-15 people feared dead. Explosive is used for quarrying. A truck exploded. Tremors felt across Shimoga, parts of Chickmagalur and Uttara Kannada districts. No clarity yet on what caused the accident. #Karnataka
— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) January 21, 2021
Loud Sound Heard Around Shivamogga:
Karnataka: Load sound heard in and around Shivamogga at around 10:20 pm. More details awaited.
— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021
More details and news from the authorities are awaited as several people are feared dead due to the blast.
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