Five killed in explosion near Shivamogga
At least five persons were killed in an explosion at a stone quarry near Abbalagere on the outskirts of Shivamogga city on Thursday night. It is said that gelatin sticks exploded, killing the quarry workers from Bihar at the spot.
Ashok Naik, Shivamogga Rural MLA, said gelatin sticks in a truck exploded. “The cause of the explosion is not known. Senior officers have reached the spot. We have to wait for some more time to get more information,” he said.