Explosion near Knnigoli stone quarry kills mother and son, 3 neighbours injured

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Mangalore, May 5: An explosion in a house located close by a stone quarry in the Aikala area near Kinnigoli caused death of 2 persons and injured 3 others. The tragic incident occurred on May 4, Sunday.

The departed are Erichamma (53) and her son Paraman Uttandy (25) who hail from Selam in Tamil Nadu.  Due to the impact of the explosion their house was shattered. Neighbours namely Nagaraj, his wife Yashoda and daughter Pooja were injured in the explosion.

It is suspected that a gas cylinder explosion might be the cause, there is also a suspicion that explosives used in the nearby quarry might have been stocked in the house and that led to the explosion. Police sources say they only a gas cylinder regulator was found in the house.

Sources say that, Erichamma and her son had moved to Kinnigoli to work in the quarry five years ago. She has another son named Muruga, who had recently moved to Tamil Nadu. The woman has three daughters and her youngest daughter’s marriage has also been fixed.

Police are investigating to know the cause of the explosion.

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