January 21st local time, a truck loaded with glue emulsification explosives exploded near the town of Hunsodu, 7 kilometers from Shivamogga in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, killing eight people.
Indian police said that the explosion occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on the 21st.
The truck that exploded at that time was parked on the roadside, and the workers were resting.
Before the explosion, the truck involved was carrying the transportation of explosives to a nearby quarry. Indian police have confirmed eight deaths so far, and say that the total death toll may be 10 to 15.
The explosion caused chaos at the scene, the truck was seriously deformed, and the identity of the deceased was difficult to identify.
At present, Indian police have detained two quarry owners and blockaded the area. Bomb disposal teams and forensic experts plan to arrive at the scene on the morning of the 22nd to investigate.