Jharsuguda, Feb 28: One person was killed in an explosion at a blast at a stone mining quarry under Banharpali police limits in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Harishankar Bhoi (36), a resident of Badimal village. As per reports, Bhoi sustained critical injuries in the explosion and was rushed to nearest hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Tension prevailed in the area following the mishap. Adequate police personnel have been deployed at the spot to prevent any untoward incident. Police have started an investigation into the incident after sending the body for post-mortem.