In Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district, at least ten labourers were killed in an explosive explosion for mining.
It is feared that the death toll may increase further as many labourers are still buried under the rubble.
The accident took place in Mamilapalle village of Kalasapadu block on Saturday morning. All the deceased are said to be labourers working in the mine.
The accident occurred while removing detonators.
The Hindustan Times quoted Porummilla police officer Mohan Reddy as saying that the accident occurred when detonators were moved to another location in the mine.
According to the report, most of the dead are said to be residents of the Pulivendula area. It is the ancestral village of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Reddy talked to the officials and inquired about the incident, and ordered an inquiry.
Four deaths have been identified so far.
According to Alpha News Call, Kadapa Superintendent of Police (SP) KKN Amburajan said that four dead had been identified so far. Initial reports have revealed that the detonator caused the explosion. Full information will be revealed after investigation.
The accident was so strong that the rags of the dead had spread here and there. Currently, the police have cordoned off the area, and relief and rescue operations are going on.
Chief Minister expressed condolences to the families of the victims
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed his condolences to their families while paying tribute to the dead. It is being told that the government has issued an order for investigation.