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MP: 7 hurt after stone splinters hit them during mine blasting

Press Trust of India  |  Datia (MP) 

At least seven persons were injured Sunday when they were hit by flying pieces of stones during blasting of a mine in Bagbanshi village in Madhya Pradesh's district, the police said.

The incident occurred when the explosion was triggered for excavating stones from the mine, located around one km from here, a said.

"A company was constructing a national highway near the village and using explosives for quarrying stones. Seven persons when they were hit by splinters," said of Police

He said the incident triggered protests among the villagers who set on fire at least two four-wheelers belonging to the construction company.

Police have detained the manager of the company and two others. Further investigation is underway.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:45 IST