AP quarry blast: Death toll rises to 11

By PTI Published on Aug 04, 2018 02:32 PM IST

Amaravati: The death toll in the explosion at a stone quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district rose to 11 with one more body being recovered at the blast site today, police said.

The massive explosion at the quarry unit in Hathi Belgal under Aluru Mandal last night claimed 11 lives and left four seriously injured.

The exact cause of the blast would be ascertained after the probe, Kurnool District Collector S Satyanarayana said, adding, a detailed investigation has been launched.

Meanwhile, the state government has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for the kin the deceased.