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Basavaraj Bommai orders CID probe into Chikkaballapur quarry blast

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced a CID probe into the Chikkaballapur quarry blast, where six people were killed on Tuesday.

He said that action will be taken within 24 hours of the submission of an inquiry report.

Six people were killed when the gelatin sticks they were trying to dispose of exploded accidentally at a stone quarry site in a village in Chikkaballapur early on Tuesday, police said. The incident comes close on the heels of a similar blast at a quarry site in Yediyurappa's hometown of Shivamogga on January 22, which left six dead.

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa orders probe into Chikkaballapur quarry blast

Earlier, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa ordered a probe into the incident. "Directions have been issued to conduct a thorough inquiry and act against those involved," he said.

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