3 killed in blast at stone quarry in Odisha’s Rayagada

Rayagada: At least three workers, including a woman, died and six others sustained critical injuries due to a blast at a stone quarry located at Okilaguda under Gunupur police limits in Odisha’s Rayagada district today.

The injured ones have been admitted to the Gunupur Hospital for treatment. One of the deceased has been identified as Dudi Sabar (50). The victims are Buda Sabar (50), Pantul Sabar (45), Suku Sabar (50), Balia Sabar (10), and Samiyan Sabar (12).

The three died on the spot after being hit by stone pieces following the explosion. The rescue operation after the mishap was affected due to rainfall in the area, reports added.

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