3 killed in quarry blast in Rayagada
Koraput: At least three labourers were killed and six others critically injured in a blast at a stone quarry in Rayagada district on Friday, police said. The incident took place at Okiloguda in Gunupur police station area in the afternoon when the labourers were loading stone chips on a tractor and suddenly blasting rocked the quarry, killing three of them instantly.
Six other workers were seriously injured after being hit by boulders and stone pieces, following the blast. Among those killed are two women. A police team immediately rushed to the site and the injured labourers were shifted to Gunupur hospital, said SP Saravana Vivek M.
An investigation has been started to ascertain the circumstances that led to the incident, he said.