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  • Anurag Goswami

10 people killed in blast at a Granite quarry in Kalasapadu Mandal in Kadapa on May 8

An explosion took place at a limestone quarry at Mamillapalle village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh during the afternoon hours of May 8. The blast took place when gelatin sticks were being unloaded from a truck at the site. The explosion was so massive that it shook off the entire area as the locals witnessed billowing smoke emerging out of the factory. This situation raised a wave of panic among the people.

According to the reports, around 24 daily wage labours were working at the site at the time of the incident, out of which 10 labours were killed. The impact of the blast was such that body-parts were strewn over half a kilometre radius and laid scattered all over the place and were beyond recognition.

Rescue team soon rushed to the spot after receiving the information and immediately started shifting the injured and deceased to Badvel Government Hospital. The rescue operations became difficult as the limestone quarry was located in a rough terrain, surrounded by hills and forest ranges.

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same. We at Cybertech Risk center covers Explosion, High Rise Fire, Industrial Fire, Structure Fire, Vehicle Fire under the “Fire” category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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