Kurnool quarry tragedy: Last rites of 3 Odia Labourers performed

Bhubaneswar: Bodies of three Odia labourers who were killed in a stone quarry explosion in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on August 3 were consigned to flames at their native villages under Rambha police limits in Ganjam district late Monday night.

A pal of gloom descended on Bandhatala Nuagaon after bodies of Durjyadhana Nahak and Manoranjan Nahak reached their respective homes in a special ambulance.

Similarly, the body of Bhim Nahak also reached his native village at Radhagobindpur where the last rites were performed by his family members and villagers.

The three other workers – Pandab Bahak of Bada Gunjar village, Ramchandra of Bichanabala village and Rajendra of Rambha, also injured in the explosion are undergoing treatment at the Kurnool hospital.

Meanwhile the State Government on Sunday handed over Rs 10,000 to families of the deceased under the Harischandra Yojana.

The massive explosion of detonators in the stone quarry at Hathi Belagal village of Aluru block in Kurnool district had left as many as 15 persons dead.

Following the incident, a non-bailable warrant  has been issued against the quarry owner Srinivasa Chowdhury who is stated to be a TDP leader.