Shivamogga: At least 15 dead after major explosion was reported in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district around 10.15 pm Thursday, as reported by The Indian Express.
According to reports, the blast and vibration in Shivamogga was caused by a box of dynamite exploding at the Railway Crusher Plant near Hunasodu of the district. Over 7 workers from Bihar found dead and more casualties feared. However, the concerned authorities are yet to confirm.
According to police, at least 15 died after major explosion of truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district.
Tremors were felt across Shimoga, parts of Chickmagalur and Uttara Kannada districts. No clarity yet on what caused the accident.
Locals also reported dynamite blast in Abbalagere taluk in Shivamogga. Shivamogga Rural MLA KB Ashok Naik said six bodies have been found.
Eyewitnesses took to Twitter and social media and shared visuals of the moment when the incident happened.
Huge sound and vibration reported in Shimoga, Karnataka at 10.20PM which was felt at about a 15-20KM Radius too – From Shimoga to Bhadrawati. People were on roads under panic. Was it an earthquake or something else? #earthquake #shimoga #Shivamogga pic.twitter.com/q1p0kEQlHU
— Nithin gowda (@NithinG36617175) January 21, 2021