India, Feb. 23 -- Six men were killed in a dynamite blast in Karnataka's Chikkabalapur district on Tuesday when they were allegedly trying to dispose of illegal explosives. M Chandrashekhar, Inspector General of police (central range), cited an initial investigation and added the explosives belonged to a legal quarry pulled up recently for violation of norms.

"It looks like some people had tried to dispose of illegal explosives and there was an accidental blast. Bomb detection and disposal team and forensic teams have arrived from Bengaluru. We will be able to finer details of the incident once their investigation is over," said Chandrashekhar.

An ambulance driver, who ferried the injured, said they received a call about the incident ar...