Six people lost their lives in a quarry blast in Hirenagavalli village of Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka. The victims were trying to dispose of gelatin sticks but that accidentally exploded at a stone quarry. Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency visited the spot and said the bodies of the victims were badly mutilated and scattered all over the place. 'Pained by the loss of lives', Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter as he condoled the deaths. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said he has ordered a thorough investigation into the case and directed the officials to take stringent action against the guilty.