Iron ore mine in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh: IED blast results in two fatalities and one injury.

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According to Pushkar Sharma, the superintendent of police (SP) in Narayanpur, the event happened at approximately 7.30 am as the three workers were leaving for their jobs at the Aamdai Ghati iron ore mine.

At least two laborers lost their lives and one more suffered serious injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion at an iron ore mine in the Narayanpur region of Bastar on Friday, according to authorities.

According to Pushkar Sharma, the superintendent of police (SP) for Narayanpur, the event happened at approximately 7.30 am while the three laborers were making their way to the Aamdai Ghati iron ore mine, which is situated approximately 350 kilometers away from Raipur, the state capital.

According to officials, Maoists have long opposed the project, and Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited (JNIL) has been awarded the iron ore mine in Aamdai Ghati.

According to the SP, more police officers have been sent to the blast location. Sharma stated, “There is a continuing comb-out operation in the area.”

Residents of the Narayanpur district Ritesh Gagda (age 21) and Shravan Gagda (age 24) were identified as the deceased; Umesh Rana (age 21) suffered critical injuries in the blast and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the SP.

Two poll workers and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan were hurt on November 6, one day before the first phase of the state assembly elections, in an IED explosion that was allegedly set off by Maoists in the nearby Kanker area.

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