Chhattisgarh: Two labourers killed in IED blasts in Naxal-hit Narayanpur

An improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted by the Naxalites went off an iron ore mine site located the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh killed two workers and led to the serious injury of another worker on Friday, as reported by the police officials.

The incident took place at about 7:30 am when the workers were heading to their work in Aamdai Ghati iron ore mine located on a hill. The hill is situated under the limits of the police station in Chhote Dongar. It is located about 350 km away from state capital Raipur, a senior police official added.

Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited (JNIL) was allotted with the iron ore mine project in Aamdai Ghati which was continuously being opposed by the Naxalites for a long time. Prime facie, the workers came in contact with the pressure IED connection triggering the blast, the senior police official added.

The deceased were identified as Shravan Gagda (24), Ritesh Gagda (21) who were the residents of Narayanpur district, he added.
Shravan’s body was reported to be missing after the explosion, but it was recovered from site where the blast occured, he said.
Umesh Rana who was a worker at a mine was injured and was admitted to a local hospital, he said. Search operation is still underway in the area by security personnel, the official said.

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