UPDATED: February 23, 2021 08:56 IST
At least six persons died after a bunch of gelatin sticks exploded on Tuesday. The blast occurred in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. One person has reportedly sustained injuries.
According to the initial inputs, the explosion happened when they were trying to dispose of the gelatin sticks used for quarrying.
The deceased and the person injured had kept the gelatin sticks illegally. Fearing police raids, they were trying to dispose of the gelatin sticks when they exploded.
Six of them died, while one has sustained injuries.
Karnataka Minister Sudhakar said, “The dead bodies are seen in different directions…These are illegally held explosives. This will be dealt with law, strict action will be taken.”