Updated: May 8, 2021 5:55:41 pm
At least 10 workers died in a quarry in Kadapa district after a large quantity of explosive material, used for blasting rocks, exploded Saturday.
The incident happened when the workers were drilling holes in granite to insert the explosive material.
The incident occurred at Kalasapadu Mandal.
Kadapa District Superintendent of Police K Anburaja told news agency PTI the blast occurred when a consignment of gelatin sticks was being unloaded. “It is a licensed limestone mine and certified operator had brought the consignment. The blast occurred when the sticks were being unloaded,” he said.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed grief over the incident.
(With inputs from PTI)
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