Eight killed in Karnataka as truck with gelatin sticks explodes

SHIVAMOGGA: Eight quarry workers were charred to death after gelatin sticks loaded on a truck exploded near Hunsodu, 7km from Shivamogga late on Thursday night. Many more are feared to have died; police are yet to enter the site as the earth is scorched around it.
According to reports from the site, the truck was transporting gelatin sticks or stone-blasting material to a quarry. The truck is believed to have been parked at the time and the labourers were resting. Such was its impact that windowpanes were shattered and buildings damaged in a 30km radius.

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