Two killed, three injured during blasting of hill

Rayagada: At least two persons were killed and three others injured seriously injured when stone pieces fell on them due to illegal blasting of a hill in Rayagada district on Saturday.

A man had allegedly planted detonators to blast the mountain to collect stones at Padibhata village. As the detonators went off, stone pieces flying from the spot fell on the five persons passing through the hilly road, police sources said.

While two of them died on the spot, three others sustained serious injuries and they were being treated at Kalyansinghpur public health centre (PHC), the sources said adding investigation into the incident was on.