Monday, May 27, 2024

Dakshina Kannada: Explosion in farm – claims 3 lives, several injuries

Dakshina Kannada: A devastating explosion occurred near Goliangadi, Belthangady, resulting in three deaths and causing severe injuries to several individuals.

Sources report that the explosion occurred at a site engaged in the manufacturing of explosives.

Swami (55) and Varghese (68) from Kerala, Chetan (25), a resident of Arasikere in Hassan, lost their lives, while Dinesh and Kiran from Hassan, Kumar from Arasikere, Kallesha from Chikkamarahalli, Prem from Kerala, and Keshav sustained injuries.

The tragic incident occurred during the manufacturing ofn firecrackers on Bashir’s farm near Kuchchodi, where a total of nine laborers were reportedly involved in the production of explosives.

The three individuals who lost their lives were engaged in the manufacturing process within a firecracker unit. While the body of one victim was found, the other two bodies were discovered dismembered and scattered within a hundred meters of the blast site.

Upon receiving the emergency call, the Beltangady fire brigade swiftly responded, extinguishing the fire and transporting the individual in critical condition to the hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries at the medical facility.

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