Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday mourned the families of the victims of the blast in a mine in Karnataka and demanded an inquiry into the incident. The Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala said that the news of an explosion in a stone mining mine in Karnataka is sad. Condolences to the families of the victims. Such incidents should be investigated in depth so that such tragedies can be avoided in future.
His remarks came after 10 people were killed in a mining blast. On Thursday night, at least 10 people were killed in a blast at a stone mine in Shivamogga. The incident took place in the village of Abbalagere, located along the Shivamoga-Hangal state highway, which passes through Savalunga and Shikaripura. Shikaripura is located 290 km from Bangalore, and is the Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yeddyurappa falls in the constituency.
Broken window panes
In the Shivamogga district of Karnataka, a blast took place in a truck carrying explosives on Thursday night. The tremors were felt in the surrounding area due to the explosion. The blast occurred at around 10:30 pm at a stone breaking site, causing tremors not only in Shivamoga but also in nearby Chikkamagaluru and Davanagere districts.
Witnesses say that the explosion was so strong that the glass panes of the houses were broken and cracks also occurred on the roads. The explosion felt as if an earthquake had occurred and geologists were contacted. A police officer said that there was no earthquake. But there was an explosion in Hansur under the rural police station on the outskirts of Shivamoga. Another police officer said that a truck carrying gelatin exploded.
People felt earthquake-like tremors
The Karnataka Disaster Management Authority said that the seismic measurement stations did not record anything on the Richter scale. But people felt tremors. It may be known that a few months ago, the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore was ‘shaken’ by a similar voice. Later it was learned that a fighter jet of the Voice Indian Air Force had broken the Sonic Boom barrier during the test. This incident took place in May.