Khurda: A labourer was killed while another sustained critical injuries during blast at a stone quarry in Khurda district on Tuesday.
While the deceased was identified as Tulu Kalasha of Malipada village the injured was identified as Chandu Kalasha of the same area.
The mishap occurred when blasting was being carried out illegally at Kalinga Mundia stone quarry here in the morning hours. Tulu, who was working as a labourer at the quarry was crushed to death after a large piece of rock, fell on him.
Another labourer Chandu was grievously injured in the blast was rescued by fellow workers and rushed to a nearby hospital.
Police have started investigation into the incident.