Jharsuguda: A labourer was killed and another person was critically injured after an explosion took place at a stone quarry in Ranpeta village of Jharsuguda district on Saturday night.
The injured was rushed to VIMSAR in Burla in a critical condition.
The deceased has been identified as Suresh Kisan.
According to reports, blasting activity was underway at the stone quarry when the victim reached near the site of unawareness.
The explosives fixed to blast stone went off suddenly killing him on the spot.
Tension ran high in the area following the death of the labourer who claimed that the stone quarry was operating illegally in the area floating safety rules. They demanded immediate action against the persons who are responsible for the mishap and compensation for the family of the deceased.