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6 killed in explosion in Karnataka’s Shivamogga

Two people have been detained and a high-level investigation has been ordered into the explosion in Shivamogga district, which left at least six dead, police said on Friday.

The detained included a contractor of a stone crushing facility where the blast occurred when a truckload of gelatin sticks went off, police added.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa expressed grief over the loss of lives in the blast at the stone crusher facility at Hunasodu in Shivamogga, his home district.

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