Nine mineworkers who were in the vehicle were killed and two others were critically injured, the gelatine sticks explosion happened when being unloaded from the vehicle, they suddenly exploded.
Kadapa: Nine mineworkers were killed and two others critically injured when a gelatine sticks explosion happened at Mamillapalli village in Kalasapadu Mandal of YSR Kadapa district on Saturday.
Police said that huge quantities of gelatine sticks were brought from Badvel in a vehicle to carry out blasting at a limestone mine.
When the gelatine sticks being unloaded from the vehicle, that time they exploded suddenly.
Nine mineworkers in the vehicle killed and two others were critically injured.
The impact of the explosion was so intense that the limbs of the bodies scattered around a few hundred meters away.
The vehicle turned into an iron mangle under the impact of the blast.
Pormamilla Circle Inspector Mohan Reddy and Kalasapadu Sub-Inspector M Mohan inspected the scene.
They inspected the area of the accident and making efforts to identify the bodies.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock at the death of mineworkers in the explosion.
He enquired with the officials about the incident.
Mr. Reddy conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families.
Former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also expressed deep shock and grief over the death of mineworkers.
He condoles on the death of several innocent workers, who died in the gelatin sticks blast at the limestone mine in Mamillapalli village in the Kadapa district.