The gelatin blast occurred due to chemical reactions when they were trying to transport in the van.
Chikkaballapura: In shivamogga gelatin blast, a tragic incident five persons killed and three others injured in a gelatin sticks blast in the district on Monday late night.
Police said on Tuesday that the blast occurred with the mining authorities trying to transport gelatin from the mining. The blast occurred due to chemical reactions the van in which they were trying transport was suddenly blasted.
However, the driver of the van escaped and he was arrested by the police. The impacts of the blast the bodies were scattered over 1000 meters from the spot.
The deceased have been identified as engineer Umakantha, computer operator Gangadhar, watchman Mahesh, and Ramu accountant, and another person.
The injured has been admitted to chikkaballapura hospital. Peresandra police registered a case in this connection.
The mining was owned by gudibande bjp leader Nagaraja reddy, Andhra Pradesh Raghavendra reddy, and shiva reddy.
District in-charge and health minister dr k Sudhakar visited the spot and collected information from the police, he said action will be taken against guilty persons.