Shivamogga dynamite blast At mining quarry kills eight people; Area cordoned off

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Karnataka : A blast has killed several people in a dynamite blast at a stone mining quarry in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Friday, say police officials of the state
As many as eight people were killed in a dynamite blast at a stone mining quarry in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Friday, said district collector (DC) KB Shivakumar. The blast took place near a gravel and boulder crushing facility around 10.30 pm, leading to shockwaves not only in Shivamogga, but also in nearby districts like Chikkamagaluru and Davangere. Some window panes were also shattered in several houses due to the magnitude of the blast, as per eye witnesses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and extended his condolences to the victims of the blast and also assured that the Karnataka government is doing everything possible to assist the affected people.

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