Uttar Pradesh: Four Dead in Mine Blast, Many Trapped


Lucknow: At least four people were killed and six injured in a mine blast in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district on Thursday, said reports. Many are feared trapped under the debris, according to reports. The incident tool place at Markundi stone quarry in Raspahadi area of Sonbhadra, where explosives were stored illegally.

Authorities rushed rescue and relief teams to the spot after the blast. The injured have been rushed to hospital while rescue work is going on as many more people are feared trapped in the mine. The rescuers reported that the debris are hindering the rescue work considerably.