Tremors were felt and a loud sound was heard across the hilly Shimoga, parts of Chikmagalur and Uttara Kannada districts, triggering panic
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed condolences over the loss of lives in Shivamogga dynamite blast in which eight people have been killed. “Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted quoting PM Modi.
Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 22, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa informed that teams have been sent immediately for the necessary rescue operation.
I am in contact with the senior officials since last night, he said.
ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಚರಣೆ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ನಿನ್ನೆ ತಡರಾತ್ರಿಯೇ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾನ್ಯ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಸೂಚಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಘಟನೆ ಕುರಿತಂತೆ ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತನಿಖೆಗೆ ಆದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ತಪ್ಪಿತಸ್ಥರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಕಠಿಣ ಕ್ರಮ ನಿಶ್ಚಿತ ಎಂದು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. (2/2)— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) January 22, 2021
At least eight people were killed in a dynamite blast in Hunasodu village on Thursday evening, said Shivamogga District Collector KB Shivakumar.
The loud blast that occurred around 10.20 pm last night, resulted in mild tremors in and around Shivamogga. ANI